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DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

Programs: 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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Rating: 5

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.