Special Statement on COVID-19 Impact on Children
“As we all practice social distancing during this unprecedented global health crisis, our hearts and minds are with the vulnerable children who are now separated from their schools and the social support systems that help protect them from abuse and neglect. Now more than ever, they and their families, need our help during this time of extreme stress and uncertainty. Help us continue fighting child abuse with a donation to Help For Children. Together, despite the challenges that lie ahead as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, we can make the world a safer place for children. “
- Renee Skolaski, Executive Director & CEO, Help For Children
In 2001, Help For Children San Francisco, founded by Stephan Vermut and Alison Sanger, became the second region to join the cause. Over the years, the group has established a strong local industry presence and has distributed over $9 million through 238 grants.
The San Francisco Committee of Hearts’ signature eventis held every spring, with other fundraising events throughout the year. From inception, the Committee has been fortunate to partner with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation to raise community awareness of both HFC and our mission.
In 2010, the branch started a Committee of Hope for young professionals looking to get involved with the cause and HFC. The Committee of Hope hosts an annual Golf Tournament and an annual Poker Tournament; proceeds of this event have contributed to the growth of San Francisco's grant making. Spearhead by the Bike Committee, ever fall HFC San Francisco hosts a much which awaited annual West Coast Bike ride in Napa Valley.
In 2018, with the formation of Private Equity| Venture Capital Cares, the San Francisco branch will extend its reach across the broader alternative investment community, increasing our ability to provide support to those organizations committed to the protection and healing of children in need.
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Edgewood Center for Children and Families
First Place for Youth
La Casa de las Madres
Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth
National Center for Youth Law