Coronavirus update (Monday, April 6):
As we continue to work with our clients, our agency is receiving calls each day from individuals effected by COVID-19. Last week, we received more than 400 calls for help. Here’s who we’re hearing from:
* Expectant mothers who’ve resigned out of concern for their babies.
* Dental assistants and hygienists working drastically reduced hours.
* School cafeteria and maintenance staff, laid off or hours cut.
* Parents who can’t work because they need to care for school-aged children.
* Public transportation workers who’ve been furloughed.
* Recent hires who can’t start their new jobs.
Coronavirus update (Wednesday, March 25):
While the coronavirus has delayed many things, our Third Avenue Homes project is moving along according to schedule. We are happy to announce that our Program Manager started this week. Our agency is working diligently to finalize the program’s policies and procedures. We are so thankful for each and every person who is ensuring that this important project continues.
Coronavirus update (Friday, March 20):
Adopt-A-Family remains committed to our mission in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. The agency is still operating all nine core programs with some modifications for safety.
- Project Grow is working closely with the families of our students to ensure they are safe and linked to services at the School District.
- Our case managers are checking in regularly by phone with families in all of our residential programs
- The HRC continues to be the primary point of contact for all families who are homeless in Palm Beach County.
- The Housing Stabilization Program is continuing to provide emergency financial assistance to families in need, having already received the first call for help from a household who lost income as a result of the crisis.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters, partners, and funders during the last week, and we cannot thank you enough.
Coronavirus update (Wednesday, March 18):
As we monitor the latest COVID-19 news, Adopt-A-Family continues to provide crucial services to low-income and homeless families in Palm Beach County. Some staff members have transitioned to remote work, and our services are being modified to adhere to CDC recommendations for everyone’s safety.
Adopt-A-Family is already working with partner agencies to discuss the community’s immediate needs and develop a collaborative response.
Check this page for regular updates and helpful information.
Coronavirus update (Monday, March 16):
An important message from Adopt-A-Family on COVID-19 preparedness
Adopt-A-Family is carefully monitoring the developments in the spread of COVID-19. We will provide updates on the agency’s response in the days and weeks ahead, but here is the most urgent information at this moment:
- Adopt-A-Family will continue to serve low-income and homeless families in our community. Services will be modified to adhere to the recommendations of local and national medical professionals. Adopt-A-Family remains committed to our mission in the midst of this crisis, and we will put every safeguard in place to protect our clients, residents, and staff.
- In the near future, Adopt-A-Family plans to be active in the community-wide response to this crisis and its impact on families throughout the county. The agency will remain in contact with our partners, funders, and supporters to ensure that the coordinated response serves those who are hard-hit by the crisis.
We know there will be challenging days ahead, but we are confident that we will get through it together.
Check this page for daily updates and helpful information.
Matt Constantine, CEO