Stories of Hope


Star came to Edgewood Center for Children and Families to escape domestic abuse. Her family cared for her but struggled to find the appropriate tools to handle Star’s unique challenges with self-esteem and aggressive behavior....

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Melissa's story is the one we all want to tell, the story we all want to believe is possible for every youth and child we serve: that the child will grow through the pain and trauma to become a happy young adult who shares their many gifts and talents with…...

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Troy was living a turbulent life in public housing in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point. Traditional diagnoses would likely have labeled him as oppositional, a trouble-maker, and a bully. The staff at Edgewood utilized a strength-based approach to help him with his challenges. After getting to know the natural leader…...

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Jenny had been living with her grandparents for two months when they realized they were in over their heads.She struggled with bulimia, self harm, and failing grades and was unable to communicate the loss and anxiety leading to these destructive behaviors.  Through Edgewood, Jenny and her grandparents were able to…...

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Daniel was having a hard time adjusting to the school routine, made worse by homelessness and absent family members. But an Edgewood staff member showed him the Peace Path and began to help turn his life around....

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