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Adopt a Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc.


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.

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16th of May 2023

Youth Success Group Completes 6-Week “Youth Issues, Youth Voices” Dialogue

Adopt-A-Family’s Youth Success Group participated in a 6-week ‚ÄúYouth Issues, Youth Voices‚ÄĚ dialogue group led by Barbara Cheives of Converge & Associates. The sessions explored topics like racial and ethnic tension, violence in the community, healthy relationships, and substance abuse. Each gathering allowed students the space to openly share opinions and experiences, and brainstorm solutions […]

30th of March 2023

Project Grow’s Impact Highlighted in Recent Report

Project Grow’s Impact Highlighted in Recent Report Project Grow¬†is designed to provide academic, social, and emotional support to elementary school students who have experienced homelessness and housing instability. In 2022, we invested in an independent evaluation of the program to measure Project Grow‚Äôs effectiveness in meeting its goals. The recently released¬†Project Grow Student Progress Report¬†published […]

6th of March 2023

Adopt-A-Family’s 5-Year Strategic Plan

ADOPT-A-FAMILY’S 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN Every five years, Adopt-A-Family’s Board of Directors and staff collaborate to create a strategic plan for the next five years of agency operations and impact in Palm Beach County. This plan responds to our county‚Äôs changing market and needs, identifies goals and opportunities for improvement and growth, and cements agency values […]

24th of January 2023

Mark Your Calendars! Free VITA Tax Assistance Coming to AAF

Don’t miss this opportunity for free professional tax filing¬†through the Fifth Third Bank and United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)!¬† Spanish: Haga clic aqu√≠ para esta informaci√≥n en espa√Īol. Creole: Klike la a pou enf√≤masyon sa yo an krey√≤l. On February 6 and 7, Adopt-A-Family will host the eBus, where IRS-Certified volunteer preparers will […]

23rd of December 2022

Santa Shoppe 2022: A Day of Giving!

On December 10, 2022, our families celebrated the most wonderful time of the year with a beloved AAF tradition: Santa Shoppe! This year, the event made an exciting return to its long-time host venue First Christian Church. Dozens of generous volunteers gathered the day prior to the event to transform the church into a winter […]

3rd of November 2022

All the Silly, Spooky Fun of Trunk-or-Treat 2022!

The 2022 Trunk-or-Treat brought spectacularly spooky fun for the whole family. As golden hour fell over Project SAFE, dozens of excited visitors poured into the parking lot to find a Halloween carnival, complete with a bounce house, popcorn machine, photo booth, and games. Throughout the night, families enjoyed mingling with one another while perusing the […]

31st of October 2022

2022 United Way Campaign Recap

The annual United Way Campaign celebrates our longtime partnership with United Way of Palm Beach County, who works to unite the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies and the community to make lasting impact in the lives of our neighbors in need. The week-long campaign encourages Adopt-A-Family staff to rally support through personal pledges, kicking off […]

16th of August 2022

Celebrating Ten Years of the Senator Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource Center

Celebrating Ten Years of the Senator Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource Center! Established in 2012, the Senator Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource Center (HRC) remains the backbone of Palm Beach County‚Äôs continuum of care. Since establishing itself as the centralized¬†point of entry for those experiencing homelessness, the center continues to field thousands of calls and […]

27th of May 2022

Stabilizing Emotionally: Helping Clients Cope

“What do you want for your life?” Adopt-A-Family Mental Health Therapist Joan Kieffer often asks her clients this question, knowing these days, opportunities for self-reflection are few and far-between. Right now, many families don’t really have the luxury to consider what they want. Needs must be met before desires are, and resources are too scarce […]

24th of May 2022

Recap: The 10th Annual Better Ball Invitational

The 10th Annual Better Ball Invitational Golf Tournament was a smashing success! Clear skies and friendly competition set the stage for a fantastic day of fun, as 82¬†players took to the Banyan Cay course on May 6 in support of Adopt-A-Family. Thanks to all participants, as well as our 55 amazing sponsors, the event raised […]