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Adopt A Family of Marin

Rating: 4.85 stars   59 reviews 2,804

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

2016 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

When my daughter and I needed help the most, Adopt A Family was there for us. I expected some judgement and disrespect, but what I found there was just the opposite. I was always treated with great respect and understanding. I attended some of their programming which imparted some truly inspirational information. Because of Adopt A Family, we were able to remain stable in our apartment and we received gifts during the holiday season that we otherwise could not have afforded. It was special to have flowers delivered on Mother's Day! Our financial situation has improved! I look forward to giving back to this wonderful place! They made me feel cared for and safe when I needed it the most.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Adopt a Family during the holiday program. I had the pleasure of engaging with the staff, clients, volunteers and donors. The staff was very caring and responsive to the clients needs.  They were quick to address the unique needs of each client while simultaneously showing their gratitude and appreciation to all of the donors and volunteers.  Interacting with the clients was a very humbling and rewarding experience.  I heard stories from families about how grateful they were to the organizarion, donors and volunteers for their work and how these acts of kindness to their family meant more to them then they could express.  Through their work, Adopt A Family was able to lift some of the burdens faced by the families during the holiday season.  The parents were brought to tears knowing that they would be able to provide a special holiday for their kids while they were facing difficult times.  Adopt A Family is a great organization who does wonderful work for the community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I lost my husband in 2013 to Prostate Cancer. It was the worst day of my life! I was left alone in this world, now a Widow to raise 6 Children all by myself? I said to myself, God why me? I thought it wasn't fair, and that I had been dealt an Ugly hand of cards. It was a time of darkness for me and my children. I began thinking about Birthdays, Christmas, and even college for my kids. The more i thought about it the more hopeless i felt for myself and mostly my children. Adopt a Family of Marin came into my life right at the point when I needed some support the most! I am so very grateful for the agency and most of all the staff!! I really just want to say that had it not been for the love and support of Adopt a Family, my children would have spent an awful lonely christmas! Its Sad enough having to lose my husband and see my kids go without a Dad everyday. But with the support and help that I receive from them, has put my family back on track with hope for a brighter future!

Thanks from The Harvey Family!!
XoXoXo MUAH!!!
Truly Grateful, Mrs. K. Bryan-Harvey

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization help me when I most need it two years ago. I'm still receive help from them in holidays, my family is able to get Christmas gifts that I can't afford with my tide budget.
thanks for coordinate the Christmas program. I really appreciate the help! and they make my kids happy, I don't have words for describing the helpful this program it is.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopted Family is a hard working nonprofit!They engaged with all there clients I'm blessed my son and I to be apart of adopted family!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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