The mission of DrawBridge is to provide art programs for homeless and other vulnerable children in an environment that fosters their sense of joy, creativity and exuberance. Beyond that, we strive to promote the well-being and stability of family by creating a supportive community in which children help other children, establishing a lifetime of giving.
The guiding force behind DrawBridge’s philosophy is our profound respect for the innate wisdom of young people. Our views are similar to those of psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987) who stated, “The client knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial and what experiences have been buried.” Central to our philosophy is the belief that the experience of being understood and valued gives children the freedom to grow. Through art, children can release the build-up of potentially destructive emotions. The nonjudgmental and loving support of the DrawBridge staff enables the children to rebuild a sense of control and self-worth.
The information above can be found on the official website of Drawbridge. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.drawbridge.org