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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.


29th of April 2022

Project Grow in the Running for $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant

Thank you to all who voted! Voting has closed. Results will be available on June 7.  EXCITING NEWS:  Selected from among 4,000 applicants, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches’ afterschool/summer program, Project Grow, is in the running to receive a generous State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant – but needs your help to secure those critical funds. […]


23rd of March 2022

Flexing Their Storytelling Muscles: Project Grow Students Experiment with Stop-Motion Animation

Spring Break at Project Grow means long days full of fun. Every day after outside playtime, snacks, and crafts, students settled into the classroom for a special treat: stop-motion animation classes with Green Mouse Academy. Students took the entire week to design and direct their very own animated films using the stop-motion technique. Teams of […]


15th of March 2022

Women’s History Month: The Three Local Ladies That Started It All 

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the legacy of our founding women. Thirty-nine years ago, a trio of local women laid the foundation for Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. Little did they know, nearly 40 years later, Adopt-A-Family would stand as the community’s largest service provider for homeless and low-income families. In 1983, […]


4th of March 2022

We’re in the News! Adopt-A-Family Featured in Recent Stories

  It’s been a busy year for Adopt-A-Family, and our local news outlets have noticed. We are grateful to WPTV, The Sun Sentinel, and The Palm Beach Post for offering our clients and staff opportunities to speak about the agency’s mission and our community’s needs.   Recent stories have covered our innovative housing programs, local affordable Pre-K […]


22nd of December 2021

The 37th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration Was A Tremendous Success

The 37th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration was an incredible success! The 2021 Tree Lighting committee, steadfastly led by Chair Nancy Kalaher and Co-Chair Elizabeth DeBrule, displayed incredible dedication to the organization of this year’s event as the agency continued to adapt to ever-evolving circumstances brought on by COVID-19.  With the health of all attendees in mind, […]


3rd of December 2021

The Homeless Resource Center Hosts A Thanksgiving Meal

On Thanksgiving Day at the Homeless Resource Center (HRC), a group of Adopt-A-Family staff and volunteers spent the afternoon serving up hot meals to families who otherwise may not have had a way to cook for the holiday. From Lisa Raymond, HRC Engagement and Quality Assurance Tech: Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and I […]


18th of November 2021

Adopt-A-Family Receives Grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund

Adopt-A-Family is proud to announce that our agency received a 2021 grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund in support of our efforts to combat family homelessness in Palm Beach County. The agency is one of 32 agencies selected nationwide by an independent advisory board comprised of homelessness experts with experience in policy, advocacy, racial equity, child welfare, and housing and service delivery, as […]


2nd of November 2021

Trunk-or-Treat in Pictures: The Good, the Spooky, and the Outrageous

On Friday night, Adopt-A-Family hosted our 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat!   Dozens of excited Trunk-or-Treaters showed up for candy, popcorn and games. Participants flaunted all kinds of awesome Halloween costumes, dressing as everything from pirates and zombies to a bag of Cheetos. Santa Claus even made an appearance!    Nine trunks were decorated by volunteers and agency staff, each with its own unique, spooky style.   Some costumes stood out among the rest, like AAF Housing Specialist Joanne Diaz’s look, […]


18th of October 2021

2021 United Way Campaign Week Wrap-Up and Pictures

  The week of Adopt-A-Family’s annual United Way campaign is always a favorite among staff – and for good reason. Our team comes together to participate in fun challenges, engage in exciting learning opportunities, and raise money for a great cause. Adopt-A-Family staff has an impressive track record of reaching 100% fundraising participation – and this year, our 62-member staff reached that goal once again!   What […]


7th of October 2021

Rapid Re-Housing: Taking on the Affordable Housing Crisis

Stephen Vaughan is a Housing Specialist at Adopt-A-Family. For seven years, he has worked within the Rapid Re-Housing initiative operating out of the Senator Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource Center.   Stephen is unembellished and steadfast in his work. The truly affordable housing landscape is bleak, and the Rapid Re-Housing team must stay laser-focused on the market around […]