Adopt a Family 2019

Carrie Bozman

First Step Project Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Adopt a Family 2019

November 05, 2019 - December 14, 2019
All Day

For many families, the holidays are their favorite time of year, as friends, family and loved ones gather for a special meal and exchange gifts. However, for those who do not have a safe, peaceful home or gifts for their children, the holiday season can be full of fear and sadness.

Many of the families we care for will be spending their holidays in our residential shelter for the first time. The transition into shelter can be challenging for survivors and their children, especially this time of year.

We are lucky to have come to know these families, their stories and show them that they are not alone and there are people who care. We celebrate many different holidays this time of year, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. With your help, we can make this celebratory season a joyous one for all of our families.

By adopting a family, you will be empowering survivors to take a small step towards independence. By following this link,, you will be able to select the family size you would like to adopt this holiday. We will use these donated funds to purchase gift cards for the family.

These gift cards will give our families the dignity to purchase gifts for their children and prepare a special meal to help make the shelter feel more like home.

We hope you will choose to participate in our Adopt a Family program this year. Together, you and everyone here at First Step can make this yuletide a bit brighter for the families in our care.