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Adopt A Family of Marin

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Adopt A Family of Marin prevents homelessness and provides stability for families in crisis.

Target demographics: prevent homelessness for families in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 families.

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

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

Leah S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I recently became familiar with Adopt A Family of Marin through my association with the Ross Valley Women’s League. Adopt A Family is one of the few available resources in Marin for families going through unexpected and difficult financial times. There aren’t many helping hands in Marin and Adopt A Family is one of them and I believe in their mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am part of an Auxiliary Group that supports Adopt A Family of Marin, and has committed all of our fundraising activities for over 25 years to support this very worthwhile nonprofit. Pam Meyer and her dedicated staff work tirelessly to support families at risk in Marin County. This support helps many families not become homeless and provides counseling where it is most needed.

Louise M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Marin is a beautiful place but a tough place to live if you have little resources. It is so fabulous that this organization supports families struggling to raise children in this community.

Donor

Rating: 5

As part of a volunteer organization which for the past 27 years has raised much needed funds for Adopt A Family of Marin, our ongoing support is a testament to this important non profit and their amazing work helping families in our community. Executive Director Pamela Meyer helps hundreds of families every year gain stability by providing financial assistance and emotional support to prevent the dangerous slide into homelessness. The agency works tirelessly with families to help them build better lives, and support the most vulnerable families in our County. Every year they deliver essential safety net services to over 500 families with children so they all have a place to call home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Adopt a Family. They are creative in helping families help themselves, they are kind and they are effective. Everyone is passionate about their work in helping families. Their Holiday program where you can adopt a family for Christmas is fun, rewarding and a great way to engage the entire family in helping our neighbors.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed as a donor and a volunteer with the level of professionalism coupled with care and wisdom that I have found at Adopt a Family of Marin. Pam Meyer and her staff give me a very high level of confidence that the money that I donate to the organization is going to be used wisely and make a lasting impact on families lifting them out of poverty and homelessness to self sufficiency.

Donor

Rating: 5

While the mission of Adopt A Family is vital to prevent homelessness for families in Marin County, as I donor I have the highest respect for Pamela Meyer's ability to stretch every dollar to its limit for this incredible work. The professionalism and compassion of the staff, combined with the "hand-up, not hand-out" philosophy and the follow-up work to help families maintain financial and emotional stability is exemplary and inspiring!

Marianne8

Donor

Rating: 5

Adopt A Family provides a compassionate ear and a lifeline to families in times of crisis. They then follow up with each family to provide the tools and the education necessary to create and implement a plan to build a strong future capable of weathering future storms on their own. Many of their clients go on to assist other families in the community and inspire others to build on the success of their program.