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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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1st of April 2021

Physical Fitness Gets Spotlight at Project Grow

As we enter year two of the COVID-era, troubling trends have emerged among our children as a result of the necessary precautions required to protect them from infection: They are spending more time indoors in front of screens and eating snacks, and spending less time playing outdoors and engaging in physical activities. That’s why Adopt-A-Family’s […]

19th of February 2021

These Adopt-A-Family Photos Show Beauty in the Ordinary

Elliott Erwitt once said this about photography’s purpose: “It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” On a Sunday in January, Bryson Moberley spent the afternoon snapping photos of Adopt-A-Family buildings and […]

11th of December 2020

Behind the Scenes at Tree Lighting

Adopt-A-Family’s 36th Annual Virtual Tree Lighting Celebration was unlike any in the event’s three-and-a-half-decade history. Even though our participants traded a night out (in formal attire, with music and fine dining) for a night in (in comfy clothes, with a livestream auction), our biggest fundraiser of the year ended up being a triumph! While the […]

6th of November 2020

The United Way of Palm Beach County’s Wide Impact on AAF

By Abbey Hartman, Shelter Services Coordinator for Adopt-A-Family The United Way of Palm Beach County performs important work in our community and supports organizations that do the same, including Adopt-A-Family. The agencies funded by the United Way form a collaborative network to serve all residents of Palm Beach County. Adopt-A-Family regularly partners with fellow United […]

25th of September 2020

Adopt-A-Family Earns 14th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Adopt-A-Family recently earned a distinction that few organizations in this country can lay claim to — a 14th consecutive, 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Adopt-A-Family earned the highest possible ranking from the reputable charity evaluator for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient manner. “Only 1% of the charities […]

8th of September 2020

In the Middle of a Pandemic: How Project Grow Evolved to Help Its Kids

Covid-19 may have significantly altered life as we know it, but it could not stop Project Grow. When the pandemic caused Adopt-A-Family to go remote, it meant that Grow staff could no longer see students face-to-face. However, the staff was determined to find creative ways to consistently invest in the lives of their kids. Throughout […]

16th of July 2020

How COVID-19 Changed the Way Adopt-A-Family Serves Clients

Before COVID-19 changed everything, service delivery used to be a family affair. Parents and case managers met – often for an hour or more – to talk about the family’s struggles, create budgets, and implement family action plans, while the children colored or played on the floor nearby. At Adopt-A-Family, our work has always been […]

1st of May 2020

Notes from the Field: Our Response to COVID-19

  As an agency on the front lines of family homelessness, Adopt-A-Family has been working since the earliest days of the COVID-19 health crisis to respond thoughtfully, creatively, and rapidly to our community’s most pressing needs. Thousands of parents in Palm Beach County have no safety net – jobs have been lost or hours have […]

15th of July 2019

An Anchor in the Storm

“Through the ups and downs, Adopt-A-Family was my anchor in the storm.”   Karla Thompson has weathered the many storms in her life with grace, determination, and gratitude. She was born in the Bahamas as the sixth of eleven children. Due to the limited educational system in her country, Karla left home when she was […]

25th of June 2019

Out of Reach 2019 Report   The National Low-Income Housing Coalition recently released its 2019 Out of Reach report which reveals startling statistics on the current state of affordable housing throughout the country. Out of Reach documents the significant and growing gap between renters’ wages and the cost of housing in every county and state […]