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Adopt a Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc.


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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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31st of May 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches is helping to break the cycle of family homelessness by eliminating barriers that often prevent clients with mental health challenges from getting the care they need to stabilize and thrive. For 40 years, Adopt-A-Family has served the Palm Beach County community by providing housing-focused services to low-income families with minor […]

23rd of May 2024

Project Grow Graduation

Project Grow’s Inaugural Graduation Celebration   A formal celebration of Project Grow‚Äôs graduates has been on Adopt-A-Family’s wish list for years, and on May 16, the agency hosted its inaugural Project Grow Graduation. The ceremony was designed to celebrate the achievements of the program‚Äôs fifth grade students as they transition out of the program, out […]

20th of December 2023

Gift Giving Event at the Homeless Resource Center   For families experiencing an episode of homelessness, the holiday season can be especially difficult. Without a place to call home or resources to purchase gifts, parents feel a heavy burden, desperately wanting to provide their children with the joy of the holiday season. Sensing this struggle […]

22nd of November 2023

    Adopt-A-Family Celebrates 40 Years   In 1983, three Palm Beach County women heard a radio story about a family of four who had become homeless after exhausting their savings on medical bills. Determined to help the family get back on their feet, the women recruited members of the community to ‚Äúadopt‚ÄĚ the family […]

14th of July 2023

Some of Our Favorite Moments from 2023 Summer Camp (So Far!)

From the land to the sea, museums to theatres, waterparks to the classroom, Project Grow’s 2023 summer camp has been a¬†blast.¬†Here are some of our favorite moments so far:¬† ¬† ¬† Children’s Production: The Lion King Jr. at Lake Worth Playhouse¬† Each Project Grow class took their turn seeing Lake Worth Playhouse‚Äôs production of The […]

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 […]