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Adopt A Family of Marin

Rating: 4.83 stars   54 reviews 2,772

Address:

496 B Street San Rafael CA 94901 USA

Mission:

Adopt A Family of Marin prevents homelessness and provides stability for families in need.

Geographic areas served:

Marin County, California

Programs:

Emergency assistance program - provides financial assistance, comprehensive assessment, case management and emotional support to low income families in crisis in marin county

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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415-456-7805
www.adoptafamily.org

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Reviews for Adopt A Family of Marin

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

I am a single mom of (now) 2 and having nothing after moving into my first apt. with my then one son (he was a toddler at the time) Adopt-a-Family gave us our very 1st Christmas Tree, ornaments AND some toys to put under said tree. We still use those ornaments. That was 16+ years ago and I'll never forget it. I am happy to say that I have not had to frequently rely on Adopt-a-Family for help but when there were no other options they were there for me. I was in a precarious situation a few years back, on medical leave, without resources and desperately ill. Adopt-a-Family provided me with much needed rental assistance and groceries for my family while I was getting treatment. More than that, they LISTENED to me, gave me a kind word when I needed it most. I am FOREVER grateful to them and the donors who make what they do possible.

 
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I had the chance to watch very closely how Adopt A Family of Marin work. If I had to summarize it in one word: "caring". They care for the families that reach out for help, and they go the extra mile to provide that help. I had the opportunity to meet some of the families as well, and see first hand the level of appreciation they have for Adopt A Family, and how they were able to literally turn their lives around. The staff is amazing, and the work they do admirable. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with them. Keep up the great work!

 
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I a so happy that there is a place like adopt a family of Marin! They make me feel important as a community member in this city in this county of Marin. I have learned a lot about myself and about taking care of myself and my family and the "getting ahead program" which was phenomenal and I made great changes in my life for the better! They have been a great resource to me and providing help with my unborn baby items and when my car went out and I needed a way to make sure I get to work they help me get my car fixed. I really feel like adoptive family is truly serving the community and family in need when we are at our very lowest trying to survive. Thank you , Adopt A Family, kindly for all your help!

 
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Hi,
I am a single father who has a 10 year old daughter and a 12 year old son who lives with me and because of Adopt A Family last Christmas was very special for my family. I received a phone call from Adopt A Family asking me if I could use some help because I qualify for their program. When I went to their office everyone was so nice and helpful. I had just moved and had been moving by myself. On the day they contacted me I was trying to move my children and myself into another place and doing this by myself and was extremely tired during the time that they called. I didn't have any money and I hadn't any Christmas presents for my children. When I recognized what time it was it should have been the time that they would have been closed because it was after working hours. After panicking, I picked up the phone knowing that it was after hours and that no one would be picking up the phone but I still took a chance. At my surprise someone indeed did pick up the phone and told me that they would wait for me until I got there. Adopt A Family has no idea how special they made our Christmas and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do.

Blessings!

Stewart

 
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I was in very difficult situations and adopt family helped me and for me they are survivors and the best nonprofit organization thanks to them today me and my family are better

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I had always been on the other end of things. I had donated to various programs and had even worked at a homeless shelter. It doesn't take much for things to turn upside down, which is what happened to me after my divorce. I was working and had returned to college. I kept getting further behind financially. When we needed assistance, Adopt a Family of Marin was there for us. I was treated with respect and dignity; never was there any sign of judgement or being looked down upon. This was impressive to me. The various ways that we were given support made it possible for me to maintain stability for my daughter. I love that practical donations can be given knowing that they will go directly to the families served, such as the Christmas Adopt a Family program. I am hopeful that I can begin giving back to this wonderful agency now that I'm back on my feet financially.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Adopt A Family of Marin was there for me when I took my three children and we escaped an abusive household. We were homeless, living out of our car, and AAF was there for us. I will forever be grateful to them!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Adopt A Family of Marin provides hands-on financial assistance and counseling to families in need in Marin County with the goal of preventing homelessness. Why is Adopt A Family special? Every person who walks through the door is treated with respect and compassion. It's like no other nonprofit I have been involved with -- a very small agency that has a direct positive impact on multitudes of families and individuals in our community. I was most moved when I had the opportunity to deliver flowers to some of the agency's clients on Mother's Day. Many of the mothers I met were brought to tears by the unexpected gesture (as was I by the experience!). A wonderful agency.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Adopt A Family of Marin's executive director Pam Meyer and her staff do an extraordinary job all year round in helping prevent homelessness in Marin County. They provide much needed assistance to families with short term needs and also education to improve the lives of many in the long term. Such a blessing to have such a wonderful, caring organization in our County!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As a volunteer and a donor, I have been very impressed with Adopt a Family and how it fulfills its mission. Pam Meyers and her staff are top notch professionals and care deeply about the families they help. I strongly believe in this cause and I plan on becoming even more involved with this great organization in the coming years.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Adopt a family does a tremendous job of meeting the needs of many of the families in Marin struggling for one reason or another to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Without judgement, the team at AAF finds ways to help with the short term needs while also addressing some of the more systemic challenges many of these individual's face as they try to break free of the poverty cycle. A truly great and need agency in our community.

 
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