Adopt A Family For The Holidays

The Holidays are almost here, and WomanHaven, A Center For Family Solutions is gearing up for our Adopt a Family Program once again!

Here at WomanHaven, A Center for Family Solutions we are reminded that for many of our clients, this time of year brings too little joy and too much pain and sadness. During the holidays, many of our clients find themselves living in our safe house and on their own with their children for the first time.
They may have left their home with just the clothes they had on. For them, this holiday season will not be merry and bright.

You can warm hearts this year and make the holidays brighter by adopting one or more individuals/families through the Adopt a Family Program.
If you're interested in adopting an individual or a family simply email Dulce at Please indicate the following:

   - Number of individuals or families that you'd like to adopt.
   - Preferred family size (remember we have single women and men victims of domestic violence who need adoption too.)

After receiving your phone call or email request, we will send you the Wish list(s) for the individuals or families that you have adopted along with all the details! We will be sending Wish Lists the 2nd week of November or thereafter and the gift drop off day is the 19th of December.

Can't adopt a family this year?
Then consider making a donation to the Adopt a Family Program and we can do the shopping for you. Your gift, large or small, can bring great joy to a family in need this holiday season. You can make this holiday season one of joy for local individuals or a family who has experienced sexual assault or domestic violence.

How can I give through Holiday Season? Giving and getting involved is easy!

1) Contact Dulce at if you have any questions or need more information about our organization to involve your group or business.

2) Donate through our PayPal account and we'll do the shopping for you!

   - $10 treats a single family member to a movie or dinner
   - $25 will allow us to buy a gift (or two) for a lucky child
   - $50 can help purchase grocery and gas gift cards, which are often needed most
   - $100 sponsors a child to include toys and gift card
   - $300 will help us shop for a family of 3
   - $500 can "adopt" a family of 4

Choose an amount you want to donate, and send us an email designating what you'd like us to purchase (or simply write "Holiday" and we'll use your donation where it's needed most). We appreciate donations of any amount!

3) The Center provides safe and secure emergency housing for families and individuals escaping violence in their homes. Our shelter was temporary home to 290+ women and children last year.
We rely on the generosity of our community members to supply the basic and ongoing needs for our agency.
Please select the Adopt-The-Shelter option if you would like to donate items that help create a temporary home for those seeking shelter.

4) Host a toy drive at your place of business, neighborhood, church or school. Collect toys for children ages 3 months-17 years.

5) Donate gas, grocery, restaurant and/or shopping gift cards, giving families an opportunity to do some shopping of their own.

6) Donate special gifts such as towels, toiletries, gift cards, bedding sets, pillows, video games and movie tickets that are great for single household.

7) Create memories for a family by donating a family outing. Have tickets to Disney on Ice, a hockey game, Disneyland, LEGOLAND, etc.? Donate them and make it possible for a family to spend a day together doing something fun!

8) We are in tremendous need of your skills, talents, and strengths during the holiday season and throughout the years! Please consider giving the Gift of Time by volunteering.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Adopt a Family Coordinator, Dulce Castaneda at or (760)353-6922.

Thank you in advance on behalf of the families we serve here at Womanhaven who will be touched and inspired by your generosity.

WomanHaven, A Center for Family Solutions is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID: 95-3220740.
All donations are tax deductible and Womahaven will give you a receipt with the amount of your donation.