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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 Hannah Nelson at: hnelson@aafpbc.org.


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 […]


4th of February 2019

Sandy Success Story

Sandy first came to Project Grow scared and heartbroken. Her father had tragically passed away and with him, the sense of stability of their home and livelihood.  Her mother worked incredibly hard to support her family and Sandy was grateful for that, and even though her mother did everything she could possibly do, they still had a […]


11th of December 2018

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Third Avenue Homes

On November 15, Adopt-A-Family welcomed 200 friends and supporters to celebrate as we broke ground on our new housing development, Third Avenue Homes. The ceremony signified the beginning of the next exciting chapter in Adopt-A-Family’s story.     Many memories were made during the event, making it a special milestone in Adopt-A-Family history. CEO Matt […]


29th of November 2018

Adopt-A-Family United Way Campaign

ADOPT-A-FAMILY’S UNITED WAY CAMPGIN     In mid-October, Adopt-A-Family held its annual United Way Employee Campaign. Every year, the agency holds a week-long campaign to raise funds for The United Way of Palm Beach County as a way for AAF staff to show their appreciation for all that The United Way of Palm Beach County does […]


27th of November 2018

Finding Healing In Cakes

Christine knew chaos and uncertainty well. Growing up surrounded by trauma, it was common to be uprooted suddenly, moving from one place to another, never knowing how long they would stay before leaving once again.  With no real guidance or support system, she dropped out of school in 6th grade. She continued her transient lifestyle, lacking […]