Drawbridge: An Arts Program For Homeless Children

Rating: 4.95 stars   22 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth


PO Box 2698 70 Skyview Terrace, Bldg. D San Rafael CA 94912 USA


The mission of DrawBridge is to provide art programs for homeless and other vulnerable children in an environment that fosters their sense of childhood joy, creativity and exuberance. Beyond that we strive to promote the well-being and stability of the family by creating a supportive community.


We bring our Arts Program to 30 site weekly in 7 San Francisco Bay Area Counties: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Alameda.

Target demographics:

Children in transitional homeless shelters and other vulnerable youth in the San Francisco Bay Area

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Approximately 4000 children

Geographic areas served:

San Francisco Bay Area


DrawBridge leads 30 weekly art groups in six San Francisco Bay Area counties. We expect that the numbers of children served in 2008 will exceed 1,700 as the program continues to expand throughout the Bay Area.

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Reviews for Drawbridge: An Arts Program For Homeless Children

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

DrawBridge has been for twenty years and continues to be a GREAT program. It gives homeless and vulnerable children a safe environment and consistency in their lives. Expressing yourself through arts does not get any better. I have participated in two hour programs with children, gone to volunteer trainings and seen the big hearts of all the program people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the eyes and hearts of the children that are involved.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

not only do they support the children in the program but DrawBridge promotes the helping of others so that the children will learn about a lifetime of giving.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand, expand, expand to service more children. They now serve around 1,700 children per year.

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About every week

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