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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.


13th of June 2017

A Dream is Within Reach Thanks to an Affordable Place to Call Home

Pictured: Darniece and her eldest daughter, Brianna. When Darniece first stepped into her new apartment at Adopt-A-Family, her eyes lit up in excitement. For a number of months, home wasn’t a certainty for Darniece and her three children, ranging in ages from eight to thirteen. On this day, she knew she was finally home. Prior to joining Adopt-A-Family’s homeownership […]


17th of May 2017

Today is the Great Give! We hope you will choose to #GiveAAF17

By supporting Adopt-A-Family for this year’s Great Give, you’re helping vulnerable families and children community-wide have access to vital services and programs. Below are examples of how your dollars make a difference for our families. $20 helps to purchase STEAM supplies for a classroom of students in our afterschool program. $75 sponsors admissions costs for […]


9th of May 2017

Our 2017 Great Give Video: Angela & David K.

(for mobile viewing, turn your phone horizontally for best quality).  Angela is a full-time crossing guard employed by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. As a single grandmother to David, a ten-year-old student in Project Grow, life poses many challenges. Adopt-A-Family has provided a stable, consistent, and nurturing environment David would otherwise not have while his […]


3rd of May 2017

Jennifer S., A Project SAFE Great Give Family Success Story

For our third Great Give family success story, we met with Jennifer S., a mother to a teenage daughter and five-year-old son, who is thriving with a stable place to call home. What were some of your challenges before Adopt-A-Family? How has participating in Project SAFE made an immediate impact?  Calling it a “challenge” is […]


27th of April 2017

Great Give Program Feature Part 4: Afterschool programming changes lives

For our fourth and final Great Give program feature, we met with Daron Morse, Director of Youth Educational Programs, to learn how afterschool programming makes a difference in the lives of 60 students who call Project Grow home. What are common barriers faced by students your program serves? The children face so many challenges but also […]


24th of April 2017

April Feels Like Home Projects with Lake Worth Moms and Chen Moore

Two meaningful Feels Like Home projects in less than a week create a welcoming environment for formerly homeless families in Project SAFE. Special thanks to a group of more than a dozen Lake Worth moms who came together to participate in a  Feels Like Home project! The team purchased the family’s wish list items over […]


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? […]