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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Emergency Assistance, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopt a Family has helped my family on and off over the years in difficult times. Gifts for the holiday season, help with a car repair or just needed groceries, I could count on them for support. I recently was placed on medical leave in November and once again Adopt a Family was there to help my family. Adopt a Family cares about it's community and the staff are caring and friendly. I have had to ask for help from other organizations and left feeling judged at Adopt a Family they treat you with respect and I could walk out of the office with dignity. They made me feel safe and cared for when I needed them the most. Thank you to everyone that makes this program possible. It is truly a blessing. Thank you Adopt a Family, Volunteers and donors for all you do to help support families in Marin County.

Client Served

Rating: 1

Single mother of 4 who got laid off in September by no fault of my own...
Wrote a long review in October because I kept being given false promises. "If you do ____, we'll help you". I continued to meet their demands, but empty promises. As soon as my previous review posted on this site, I got a call first thing the next morning from their Program Director. I explained the situation. She then agreed to help, and asked me to delete my review. So I did.
A month before that, I was sent a link from Adopt A Family inviting me and my family to participate in their holiday program. I recently filled out the forms and sent them back.
I had heart surgery 2 days ago, and decided to send an email to the Program Director yesterday to see if they were able to match a family to help with Christmas gifts for my kids. Even more difficult now because I can't work, drive, or lift more than a few pounds. Got an email back today saying they were never going to help me again.
If you're considering giving to them, please don't.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopt A Family made a huge difference in my life and my children's life, I was able to have a great Christmas with my children, I got connected with Marin County resources, Adopt A Family is a great help in my life still, I received so much support from all the staff, All the financial help and support with gifts and other financial funds I received from this organization. I honestly can say so much, but words are so many. I can say Thank you adopt a family for being there when I was in great need of help. You changed my life and my family your a gift from god and all the staff have such a kind heart. Thank you for everything you did for my family and many families here in Marin County..
God bless you all.

Veronica37

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopt a Family has helped my family and I over the last few years. They are great caring organization. When there was no one to turn to they were there. Weather its during the holiday season or a recent move to our new apartment. I don't know what I would have done if they were not there to help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a two time breast cancer survivor with two sons I considered myself very blessed with the financial help, my husband's income changed a lot because during all the surgeries and treatments he needed to take care of me. I'm still on remission and I can't work that much. We really appreciated the support we received from Adopt a Family. May God bless everyone who makes all of this possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and help when you need it the most! Definitely welcome with open arms and they are definitely a blessing! My infant was very sick for his 1st Christmas! Spending most of December sick.. his Christmas morning in the Er .. A bitter sweet memory! I couldn't be more grateful and they are Angels sent from above!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!