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Welcome to Adopt-A-Family’s Blog!

In this section, you will find the most relevant news about Adopt-A-Family’s funding partners, agency highlights, family success stories, and event updates.

Are you a funder, community partner, member of the media, or Adopt-A-Family program participant interested in being featured?

Email Kelly Rigell at: krigell@aafpbc.org.


25th of September 2020

Adopt-A-Family Earns 14th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Adopt-A-Family recently earned a distinction that few organizations in this country can lay claim to — a 14th consecutive, 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Adopt-A-Family earned the highest possible ranking from the reputable charity evaluator for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient manner. “Only 1% of the charities […]


8th of September 2020

In the Middle of a Pandemic: How Project Grow Evolved to Help Its Kids

Covid-19 may have significantly altered life as we know it, but it could not stop Project Grow. When the pandemic caused Adopt-A-Family to go remote, it meant that Grow staff could no longer see students face-to-face. However, the staff was determined to find creative ways to consistently invest in the lives of their kids. Throughout […]


16th of July 2020

How COVID-19 Changed the Way Adopt-A-Family Serves Clients

Before COVID-19 changed everything, service delivery used to be a family affair. Parents and case managers met – often for an hour or more – to talk about the family’s struggles, create budgets, and implement family action plans, while the children colored or played on the floor nearby. At Adopt-A-Family, our work has always been […]


1st of May 2020

Notes from the Field: Our Response to COVID-19

  As an agency on the front lines of family homelessness, Adopt-A-Family has been working since the earliest days of the COVID-19 health crisis to respond thoughtfully, creatively, and rapidly to our community’s most pressing needs. Thousands of parents in Palm Beach County have no safety net – jobs have been lost or hours have […]


15th of July 2019

An Anchor in the Storm

“Through the ups and downs, Adopt-A-Family was my anchor in the storm.”   Karla Thompson has weathered the many storms in her life with grace, determination, and gratitude. She was born in the Bahamas as the sixth of eleven children. Due to the limited educational system in her country, Karla left home when she was […]


25th of June 2019

Out of Reach 2019 Report   The National Low-Income Housing Coalition recently released its 2019 Out of Reach report which reveals startling statistics on the current state of affordable housing throughout the country. Out of Reach documents the significant and growing gap between renters’ wages and the cost of housing in every county and state […]


24th of May 2019

Increasing Parental Engagement in Schools

  It is well documented that children’s educational and social outcomes improve when their parents are engaged in their academic experience.  Parent involvement is even more critical for very low-income children who often have to overcome additional obstacles including under-resourced schools and stressful environments.  Studies show that low-income parents want to be involved in their children’s education, but language, transportation, cultural, […]


29th of March 2019

On the Table Results Show Hopeful Community

As part of a nationwide initiative funded by John S. and the James L. Knight Foundation, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin counties (CFPBMC) spearheaded a discussion called “On the Table.” In October 2018, CFPBMC coordinated with local community partners who hosted in-person discussions on topics surrounding positive social change and exchanged ideas on […]


22nd of March 2019

Project Grow Renovations

  Adopt-A-Family recently completed exciting renovations to Project Grow, the agency’s afterschool and out-of-school program that fosters a stable and educational environment for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.  A generous donor provided the funds to enable the agency to expand Project Grow’s capacity, enhance its security, and revitalize the atmosphere. Stuart & Shelby Development, […]


19th of February 2019

GROW Student Art Show

As part of the Arts in My Backyard series, GROW students visited the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for ten sessions to learn and create art utilizing recycled items. The Resource Depot provided the curriculum and instruction for the students, working with them to explore and expand their creativity.   The culmination of the […]