|Edgewood Center for Children and Families|
|Address||1801 Vicente Street, San Francisco, CA 94116|
3801 Third Street, Suite 610, San Francisco, CA 94124
Elizabeth Wilkinson, 415-682-3276
Cynthia Green, 415-682-3242
The Kinship Support Network offers supportive services for grandparents and other relatives caring for children whose parents cannot or will not care for them because of substance abuse problems, mental illness, incarceration, illness or death, economic hardships, and other community and family crisis'. In addition to providing emotional support, program members and staff serve as advocates for relative caregivers before city agencies, the educational system, the justice system and policy makers. Offers biweekly support groups in the Bayview Hunters Point, Mission, Sunset, and Western Addition communities.
Provides practical information about parenting, childcare, substance abuse, and entitlements. Support groups are facilitated by grandparents and professionals from the health and social services field.
An Independent Living Skills Program for teenagers (age 13-17) includes computer training, tutorial services, life skill classes, field trips, other educational activities and recreational activities.
The Transitional Housing Program Plus offers independent living skills and housing support for kinship youth ages 18-24 years who have aged-out of the foster care system.
The Youth Advocacy Program provides tutoring, academic enrichment and support, life skills activities, and cultural/recreational activities for youth (age 0-13).
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Edgewood Center for Children and Families - B 1801 Vicente, 94116 415-681-3211 415-664-7094 (Fax) M–F: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Edgewood Center offers a broad range of services to help at-risk children and families at home, in schools, and in the community. Programs include the following, kinship caregiver and youth support groups,residential treatment,day treatment,Edgewood non-public school, school-based mental health services and well-being programs.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Grandparents Who Care) - AA 1801 Vicente St., 94116 415-681-3211 or 1-800-546-0047 415-681-3205 (Fax) www.edgewood.org M–F: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
A support and advocacy group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Offers support services for grandparents and other relatives caring for children whose parents have drug or alcohol problems or are mentally ill, incarcerated, or deceased. In addition to providing emotional support, program members and staff serve as advocates for relative caregivers before city agencies, the educational system, the justice system, and policy makers. Offers biweekly support groups in the Bayview Hunters Point and Western Addition communities and other minority neighborhoods.
Provides practical information about drug abuse, co-dependence, parenting skills, legal issues, and welfare rights. Support groups are facilitated by grandparents and professionals from the health and social services field.