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DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children

DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children

DrawBridge is a local nonprofit that provides expressive art programs for homeless and other underserved children. DrawBridge offers a safe, supportive environment in which children ages 4-16 can use creative arts to work through the complex emotions associated with homelessness and family challenges. We bring the art groups right into the homeless shelters, emergency housing, safe houses, transitional housing, and low-income housing facilities where they live.

Through art, children can release the build-up of potentially destructive emotions, and discover their creativity, joy, self-confidence and hope. The agency, which was founded in 1989 in Marin, currently serves seven Bay Area counties, bringing weekly art programs to 25 sites, serving about 900 children annually, with a total of 4000 child visits to an art group each year.

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