Barriers to Mental Health Care

  There are many reasons why minority populations within the US face heightened barriers to mental health care services. Historical adversity, which includes slavery, sharecropping, and race-based exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources throughout generations have resulted in socioeconomic disparities experienced by African Americans today. Socioeconomic status, in turn,…...

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Offering Culturally Competent Care

The month of July was first declared Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to generate increased public awareness for the unique mental health struggles of minorities. Being situated in the multi-cultural Bay Area, Edgewood understands the importance of having a culturally competent approach to mental health care. The staff at Edgewood’s…...

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Levi’s Community Day

Giving Back Never Goes Out of Style! The story of Edgewood’s relationship with Levi Strauss & Co. is almost as old as Edgewood itself. In 1854, founder Levi Strauss donated $100 from some of his first profits to Edgewood Center for Children and Families (known back then as the San…...

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Edgewood Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Edgewood Center for Children and Families Announces Lynn Dolce as Chief Executive Officer (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 2, 2017) – Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) announced today that Lynn Dolce, MFT, has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Dolce has been a leader in…...

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Edgewood Celebrates 165 Years

On December 7, 2016, Edgewood Center for Children and Families held a reunion to celebrate 165 years of helping youth and families. Just over 100 guests attended the event with some who came from as far away as Arizona, Utah, and Oregon – all to reconnect with colleagues, and for many,…...

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