Adopt A Family

The Center's Adopt a Family Program

As the Holidays approach, many of us feel a wonderful sense of joy as we look forward to holiday festivities–decorating, baking, shopping, and celebrating with family and friends.

Here at The Center, 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 or 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 may not be merry and bright.

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships - Elves deliver Joy!

Elves help deliver joy!

This is where YOU come in

For over 25 years, The Center has been connecting generous community members like YOU with local individuals and families who have experienced family violence and are in need of support during the holidays.  Our clients are truly grateful to receive love and support from our community.  Read just one of the many thank-you notes we received from clients over the years:

“Thank you so much for what you have done for my family at a very difficult time. It was the best thing ever to see my kids open presents and know that Santa had not forgotten them.

Find out what it feels like to be Santa! You can warm hearts this year and make the holidays brighter by adopting one or more individuals/families.

There are several ways to help…

If you’re interested in adopting an individual or a family please contact Alyssa B at or (530) 626-1450 x 221.

Please indicate the number of individuals or families that you’d like to adopt. For example a family of 2-4, or 4-6.

The Center's Adopt a Family Program Santa and his Elves

Santa and his elves!

After receiving your request, we will send you the Wish List(s) for the individuals or families that you have adopted. Gift drop off day will be MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019.  

The Center is also collecting new, unopened toys and gift items as well as wrapping paper, gift bags, labels, etc. for those who might not be able to adopt a family but would still like help. Gift items for teens are especially needed this time of year. Gifts large or small can bring much joy to families in need this holiday season. Click Here for a list of suggested gift items. 

All donations can be dropped off at The Center at 344 Placerville Drive, Ste 11. Placerville, CA 95667.

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. Click Here to be directed to our online donation page.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Alyssa at or (530) 626-1450 x 221.