Adopt-A-Family's mission is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. Since 1983, Adopt-A-Family has grown into the largest service provider for homeless families in Palm Beach County - providing access to services for more than 2,000 families with children per year.
2022-2023 United Way Funded Programs
Project Grow, Adopt-A-Family’s afterschool/summer program for elementary school students, helps children overcome the academic setbacks and emotional traumas associated with homelessness and poverty. Built on a framework of consistency and safety, Project Grow has created a robust curriculum and holistic approach designed to enrich children’s lives and safeguard their futures.
Program REACH is Palm Beach County’s primary emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, providing 19 units of 90-day interim housing paired with support services. Intensive case management helps families overcome barriers and identify housing options. Other program supports include tutoring, budget coaching, computer access, food pantry, and a clothing closet.
Adopt-A-Family’s Housing Stabilization Program prevents homelessness for lower-income Palm Beach County families who can’t pay their rent because they’re enduring an unanticipated crisis – typically an illness, injury, or job loss. By providing short-term rent/utility assistance augmented by case management, the program provides a safety net while families return to self-reliance.
Service Enriched Housing is an affordable housing program that provides a path to homeownership and/or financial independence for 31 employed Palm Beach County families who otherwise would struggle to maintain housing. Through case management, financial literacy education and a unique rent structure, residents can break the cycle of paycheck-to-paycheck living while building savings.