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New Grant Will Help Young Victims of Trafficking
In July, Mayor   London Breed  announced that the city of San Francisco received a $9.3 million dollar grant from the California Department of Social Services to provide housing and services for youth who are survivors or at risk of human trafficking.

The grant will allow several organizations to develop a model of care that offers a continuum of housing placement options and services. San Francisco is the only county in the State to receive funding for the 3-year pilot program.

Edgewood will provide training to partner agencies on topics related to how to become a trauma-informed, healing organization.
Donor Spotlight: Kaiser Permanente
Edgewood and Kaiser Permanente have worked collaboratively as community health partners for many years to improve access to behavioral health and improve health outcomes for vulnerable and low-income members of the community.

“Kaiser Permanente is happy to partner with Edgewood as a grantee because they serve low-income communities with evidence-based mental and behavioral health programs that have measurable impacts,” said Jim Illig, Community Benefit Manager. “Edgewood has the long history and deep expertise needed to effectively provide behavioral health services when and where they are needed most.”

Kaiser Permanente grants currently support the improvement of health outcomes for low-income elderly kinship caregivers in our HealthyKin Program and the immediate assessment and recovery of youth aged 5-17 experiencing a psychiatric emergency including suicide risk through our Crisis Stabilization Unit.

The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment that was produced by t he San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP) cites suicide risk as a serious problem in San Francisco: “Residents of San Francisco were significantly more likely to have seriously considered suicide than residents of California as a whole.” Edgewood is proud to partner with Kaiser Permanente to address these critical community health issues in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
SF CHEER Celebrates Edgewood and Pride
CHEER San Francisco partnered with Edgewood at the June 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade as part of their commitment to awareness and support of our Crisis Stabilization Unit and serving LGBT+ youth.

CHEER performed, marched in the parade, raised funds from the crowd and spoke about Edgewood from the main stage at Civic Center during both days of Pride 2019. They will celebrate the completion of their year of raising support for Edgewood at their Amplify! 2019 event on September 5. Tickets for the event can be ordered here.
Marvel Marketers
Present Superhero Labs
A special thank you to Marvel Marketers who presented a Superhero Skills Lab to the young adults served by our Drop-in Center South. The event includes training on resume creation, job interview tips, one-on-one time with tech professionals, and a cooking lab.
Adobe Volunteers
Beautify Campus
A large team of 27 from Adobe Systems spent an entire morning volunteering at our Vicente campus to beautify and tidy up the grounds. Adobe has been a generous partner since 2008, contributing foundation grants, software, volunteer work teams, expertise, and spreading the word on our behalf in the community.
Sutter Health/Mills Peninsula Supports San Mateo Kinship
A huge thanks to  Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Medical Center  for a $20,000 grant to support our Kinship Network in San Mateo's HealthyKin Program.

By improving the health outcomes of kinship caregivers -- those courageous older adults who step up to raise a relative child who has been removed from the home because parents are not available to care for them due to incarceration, substance use disorder or other challenges -- we are able to prevent the children in their care from entering foster care by creating a safe, loving forever home for them.
Life-Saving Youth Crisis Center
Turns Five
In July, our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)marked its fifth year of serving the community and has helped nearly 2,000 youth since opening.

The CSU serves youth facing suicidal thoughts or other psychiatric crises in San Francisco and neighboring counties who need immediate crisis evaluation and stabilization services

Edgewood will host a reception on September 18 honoring the fifth anniversary of the CSU's work and accomplishments. Register here to attend this free event.
Unique Film and Dance Event to Benefit Edgewood
On September 6th, Edgewood will be a beneficiary of a unique movie premiere and dance performance in Half Moon Bay.

Carnival of Wonders THE MOVIE will be presented at Longbranch Ranch, Half Moon Bay. The town will be alive with characters that will entertain, amaze and thrill guests. Dancers and specialty acts from Las Vegas' cirque shows will be featured in an incredible production. Special guest performer, DJ "Tone Ranger" will play original western inspired trance and dance beats with a dramatic video mapping and light show. 

Check here for details and to purchase tickets.
Genentech Donates Massive In-Kind Gift
Pots and pans to help transition-age youth setting up a household ... bicycles for residential youth's recreation ... fidgets and sensory items for students needing support for focus and concentration in school.

These are just a few items donated by the Small Molecule Department of Genentech that will benefit Edgewood programs throughout San Francisco and San Mateo. Their generous and large -- more the 35 boxes! -- donation will make a big impact in our programs.

Inkind donations are a powerful way to make a direct impact in the life of a child or families served by Edgewood. Check our wish list to learn how you can help.
Caregiver Finds Support Through Quilting
Having recently marked its 25 th anniversary, Edgewood’s Kinship Network – the first in the country – takes a holistic approach to supporting grandparents and other family members who take on the role of raising children whose parents are unable to parent.
Recently, a caregiver and her spouse stepped up to raise several kinship grandchildren. The parents were unable to care for them due to substance abuse and mental health issues.
This caregiver faithfully attends the Quilting Support Group, an important social support provided through Kinship. When one of the facilitators was out on leave, she voluntarily co-facilitated the group for 4 weeks and received positive feedback. This caregiver regularly takes advantage of the Kinship Network’s respite component, which provides child care and activities for kinship grandchildren so the caregivers can have time to care for themselves and attend health and other routine appointments they might otherwise miss.
Edgewood was able to help three of the children to attend summer camps. Her oldest grandson, recently graduated high school and will now attend college, We are proud to have supported him through financial gifts and a laptop as he begins this important next chapter in his life..