Adopt A Family Of Marin

Rating: 4.81 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 496 B Street San Rafael CA 94901 USA

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Geographic areas served: Marin County, California
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 68-0239712
415-456-7805
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

In the course of last eight years I found myself (and my family) in critical circumstances several times, was scared and nowhere to turn. The fact that Adopt a Family was able to compassionately help more than once was truly a miracle, for which we've been endlessly grateful,making a profound difference in our lives. The staff has always been very kind and friendly, wonderful people to work with (I'd always feel a bit embarrassed and 'less than good enough' asking for help, but they would make me feel good and worthy). They surprised us with their Holiday gift program and other events that improve quality of life of those less financially abundant. Their goodness brought me to tears more than once...Many blessings to Adopt a Family, you truly are angels walking on Earth!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt a Family and its staff are a true Blessing!! From holiday assistant to Eating Healthy Workshops, they have helped make life a little easier when times get rough by offeing help. Thank You Adopt a Family.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi my name is Wendy. I am a young mom that I can't work because my son was born with health problems. My husband was only one working by that time, and we needed help with rent money so I called adopted family and other organizations but adopted family was the only place that they called me the same day and made me an appointment to go see someone next day. Oh the wonderful staff that work there are so helpful thank you ladies! I want to thank adopted family for all the help that they have done for me and my family.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt A Family is a constant source of empowerment in my life. I know I can always call on Sarah and Leanne for assistance creatively problem solving and I know that there is nothing that I can't face with strength and grace because they have my back. The lessons I have learned from Project Inspiration serve me every day as I endeavor to achieve my goals and the Holiday program allowed me to give my children a truly profound Christmas this year. Thank you Adopt A Family!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

become an intern and help develop helpful programs for budgeting and nutrition.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt A Family of Marin really saved our family from homelessness in August 2012. My husband and I have two young boys and we were faced with the loss of our jobs and a 3 day notice to vacate our apartment in San Rafael. We had no family or friends we could turn to for a financial "bail out", but we were lucky to hear about Adopt A Family of Marin. Desperate for a miracle, I called and was greeted by a counselor who invited us to apply for assistance. What a blessing we received from this organization!

Adopt A Family was kind and compassionate to our family and even provided counseling. They were able to help us with a security deposit on a new house and we were able to relocate to Sacramento county, which was much more affordable.

As a result of their gift, our family has a nice home to rent and we have started a small business. We are stable and grateful to this day, thanks to Adopt A Family of Marin and the new start and life they gave us. Truly a lifesaving organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was blessed beyond measure when Adopt a Family contacted me regarding adopting my family for Christmas last year, 2012. In the late fall, we were suddenly hit with financial hardships that left us in extreme dire straits. We were directed to contact Adopt a Family to see if there was anything they could help us with. At that time, our immediate needs were outside the scope of the agency. With the holidays quickly approaching, anxiety and sadness were overwhelmingly increasing. Then one day, I received a call from Adopt a Family informing me that they would like to 'adopt us for Christmas'. All I could do is cry, with tears of joy and sincere humble appreciation. I filled out the paper work for my 2 teens, and they contacted me and said 'we need you to also fill out your information'. I told them that I didn't need anything; the fact they were going to be blessing my children meant more to me than words could express. But, they insisted, I too was to be blest in this process. We were grateful that Christmas Season, not just for the amazing gifts we received, but we felt loved and cared for by a community of people we didn't know and probably would never meet. Our lives were touched in ways beyond my expression of words. They are truly a unique organization - one we are so fortunate to have!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

They have helped me more than I could have asked for ,taking the class on getting ahead was the most greatest experience that I could have taking part in . Thank you so much !

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing at all right now, get up the good work in all the helping me and other families that you have helped as well!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a client I am so greatful for Adopt A Family.they have been a major help to me and my family. Adopt A Family is such an positive organization. i appreciate everything they have done for my family. they are the best.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Absolutely not change anything.

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt A Family of Marin makes a positive difference for families when they are in need. They support families by providing them with resources when they need them the most. They support families with rental assistance, which makes it possible for families to continue having a place to live. In addition, they support families by giving them access to groceries, which makes it possible for families to have food to eat, giving them access to clothing, which makes it possible for families to have clothes to wear, and by giving them access to fuel, which makes it possible for families to commute. They also support families with classes which teach families how to access the resources they need, and how to utilize their resources efficiently. Moreover, Adopt A Family of Marin supports families by giving them access to counseling, and referring them to financial advisors. Adopt A Family of Marin makes a significant difference for families when they are in need.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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