Adopt A Family

Adopt-a- Family (AAF) Program 2022

Thank you for your adoptions, adoptions are now closed.


We can still use your help with Gift Cards for our under adopted families,  please contact Jennifer Shallat at jshallat@brighter-beginnings.org to arrange drop off.  We are so grateful for your support!

For many of the families we work with, the holidays can be an especially trying time. Years ago, Brighter Beginnings developed its Adopt-a-Family program to help make the holidays a less stressful and more joyous time for families in need by connecting them to the generosity of our donors.

Thank you for your support!

Because of YOUR support, 262 families – with 1038 family members were provided gifts and gift vouchers for every member of the family. We are seeing so many smiles and tears of joy because of YOU.

Of course, for the families we serve, who depend on us and YOU to help them make ends meet, these communities are still the hardest hit with COVID-19, they have lost jobs and homes and still need our support. YOU can count on US to provide on-going support with your donation. Also, if you have gift cards or other items you would like to donate, please contact Jennifer Shallat at jshallat@brighter-beginnings.org. We are so grateful for your support!

Serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the California Bay Area, our long-term approach to strengthening families by focusing on their innate resilience, increasing social connections and knowledge of child development, increasing access to health and social services and promoting emotional well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

Contact Information

Oakland Arthaus Center
(510) 437-8950

Family Health Clinic – Richmond
(510) 236-6990

Family Health Clinic – Lone Tree
(925) 303-4780

Family Health Clinic – Downtown Antioch
(925) 303-4780

After Hours/24-7 Hotline
(877) 427-7134