Program REACH is the largest emergency shelter for families with minor children experiencing homelessness in Palm Beach County. Adopt-A-Family staffs and operates the Palm Beach County-owned shelter.
Program REACH provides immediate shelter for families living in places not meant for human habitation, including cars and parks. The program has 19 apartments and is designed to help families secure a permanent housing solution within 90 days. The program offers housing-focused case management, a food pantry, tutoring for students, mental health therapy, incentivized savings programs, and linkage to housing options.
From May 2022 – April 2023, Program REACH served 111 Palm Beach County households (140 adults and 223 children). Families stayed in the Program REACH shelter for an average of 61 days as they worked to identify a stable housing solution. A total of 83% of the families served by the program exited to a permanent stable housing solution. During the 2022 fiscal year, 98% of the households that exited to stable housing remained housed at the 90-day mark.
To contact Program REACH directly, call 561-514-0564.