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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.

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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’s 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 […]

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 […]