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Twinkling lights. Welcoming homes. Brightly decorated Christmas trees. The holiday season is upon us.

Yet, for many homeless youth and families who have fled from domestic violence, this magical time of year is especially difficult. Women, children, youth and men in crisis arrive at our shelters and offices shaken by trauma and anxious about their future. Children ask “How will Santa know where to find us?” and parents worry about how they will afford the basic necessities, let alone presents.

To support these individuals and families through this difficult time, Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is sponsoring the 2019 Holiday Adopt-A-Family program.

“Making a difference in the lives of the families and youth we serve during the holiday season is truly a rewarding experience. Being able to contribute and bring some light to such a dark and scary time in their lives is what the holiday season is all about. The impact to their lives is immeasurable, their smiles are priceless, and their gratitude is immense. Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services’ Adopt-A-Family program is a wonderful experience for both Adopters and families alike.”

– Stephanie Player, Director of Programs

We look forward to working with you this holiday season as we continue this valuable program to brighten the lives of youth and families in need. Join us in this endeavor by adopting a youth or family, or by making a monetary donation to support our services for homeless youth and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

  • If you would like to participate by adopting a family, please contact Stephanie Player at (209) 467-2323 or to be matched with a youth or family. You will also receive additional information about the Adopt-A-Family program.
  • If you prefer to participate by making a monetary donation to support services for homeless youth and families fleeing from violence, please Donate Now or mail your donation to:

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services
620 N. San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA  95202

Thank you for your continued support. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.