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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 Sean Dollard at sdollard@aafpbc.org.


19th of April 2017

Great Give Success Story: Introducing Celine J.

We recently caught up with Celine J., an Adopt-A-Family success story from the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center and Program REACH. Celine, can you share a bit about what caused you to fall on difficult times? After my partner and I separated, things began to fall apart. Going from a two-income household to just me, […]


12th of April 2017

Great Give Program Feature Part 3: Preventing Homelessness in Palm Beach County

For part three of our Great Give program feature series, we caught up with Director of Homeless Prevention Services, Shayene Weatherspoon, to learn more about Adopt-A-Family’s self-sufficiency programs.   What are some of the common barriers faced by families you serve? Our families face a number of barriers—one of the largest being the lack of affordable […]


5th of April 2017

Great Give Success Story: Introducing Greg. H

The first time Greg H. heard about Adopt-A-Family, his life was in crisis. He was served with a 3-day notice of eviction and knew of no other steps to avoid the inevitable, #homelessness. Greg reached out to Adopt-A-Family’s Housing Stabilization Program and qualified for immediate assistance. “In one word, the program was life-saving,” he shared […]


29th of March 2017

Great Give Program Feature Part 2: Serving our Community’s Most Vulnerable Families

For part two of our four part Great Give 2017 series highlighting Adopt-A-Family programming, we caught up with Director of Homeless Services, Nydia Sabugo-Marrou. Our second feature focuses on how emergency housing solutions provide a stable foundation for families in crisis. What are common barriers faced by families entering Program REACH and the Lewis Center? […]


20th of March 2017

United Way of Palm Beach County’s Emerging Leaders Society Gives Back to Feels Like Home

– Brittany S., Wiley Reynolds Gardens Apartments  Words are not enough to describe our gratitude toward the United Way of Palm Beach County’s Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) Steering Committee! The ELS team is the most recent participant in Adopt-A-Family’s new community engagement series, Feels Like Home, which aims to create a welcoming environment for formerly homeless […]


13th of March 2017

Great Give Program Feature Part 1: Having a Home Makes a Difference

For this year’s Great Give campaign, we will be providing a behind the scenes look at the vital programming you support. Our first feature focuses on housing stability and how it relates directly to our families ability to grow and thrive in life. We caught up with Adopt-A-Family’s Jessica Pagan and Priscilla Carter to learn more. […]


6th of March 2017

Must Read: Adopt-A-Family Releases 2016 Annual Report

Just Released: Adopt-A-Family’s 2016 Annual Report.


27th of February 2017

Special Message from the AAF Family to the Great Charity Challenge

View a special message from Adopt-A-Family staff to all involved in the Great Charity Challenge!


23rd of February 2017

Adopt-A-Family CEO, Matt Constantine, featured in the Palm Beach Post

Monday Meeting: Matt Constantine, CEO of Lake Worth’s Adopt-A-Family. Article by Susan Salisbury – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer.  You can find the source article by clicking the link above or here. Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches was founded in 1983 by three Palm Beach County women who realized there was a need to help families […]


21st of February 2017

BankUnited Gives Back Through “Feels Like Home” Program

(pictured: BankUnited’s Amy Rice and Lauren Nanni with items from the Feels Like Home wish list) We send thanks today to the BankUnited team who made a Project SAFE family’s day by giving back in a meaningful way to our “Feels Like Home” program. The BankUnited team purchased toys, kitchenware, bedding, and more for Cassandra […]