Adopt a Family

Adopt A Family 2019

Each year, The Retreat's Adopt-A-Family program provides holiday gifts and gift cards for more than 120 families in crisis, totaling more than 350 individuals.  When you support this program, you are making a family's holiday brighter.

You can choose one family or several. To choose a family, simply click on the “Sign Up” button next to your choice(s), then click on the “Submit and Sign Up” bottom at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to complete a short form with your contact information. This will not be visible on the website, only to Retreat staff. You will receive an email with details on your family within one business day.

Donations must be received no later than Saturday, December 7.  This allows us time to sort, pack, and deliver gifts to families by the following week. Donations can be delivered to The Retreat offices in East Hampton, Riverhead, and Hauppauge during weekday business hours. Additional evening and weekend times will be scheduled and alternate locations will be available. A complete schedule will be sent to you.

If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa at 631-329-4398 or [email protected].

Thank you.

 

Created by:   Vanessa Petruccelli
 
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Available Families

Family 032-Father, Mother, 1 Boy, 2 Girls

I appreciate the Fatherhood Initiative program being there in my good times and bad times. Thank you.

 

Family 096-Father, Mother, 1 Boy, 1 Girl

Family currently living in a family shelter and looking for employment.

 

Family 098-Single Woman

 

Family 100-Mother, 1 Girl, 1 Boy

 

Family 001-Mother & 4 children

Single women with four children including one in college.

 
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Family 002-Mother & 3 sons

I'm a single mom & breast cancer survivor. I have 3 sons, 2 in college & 1 in high school. I am struggling to afford college for my sons. My ex has no visitation & continues to abuse us through the court and financially. Any support is greatly appreciated

 
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Family 003-Mother & daughter

Thank you for your generosity and for bringing a smile to my daughter's face Christmas morning. We are lucky and blessed to be a part of this.

 
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Family 004-Mother & 2 daughters

Being a part of this brings happiness and gratitude to our lives as we do not have a support network. Thank you for your generosity and for making my girls' Christmas very special.

 
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Family 005-Single woman

Thank you for supporting me emotionally through the holidays with your generosity.

 
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Family 006-Mother & 3 children

My children are my driving force & make me want to be a better person. They are the best children a mother could wish for. I'm proud of each one and they are all grateful for the little they have, they fully learned the value of family at young ages.

 
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Family 007-Mother & 3 daughters

My girls have gone through a lot.

 
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Family 008-Mother & 2 sons

My sons and I have gone throug hmany changes in the pat year as we broke away from DV. Thak you for helping me give them a happy, healthy holiday!

 
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Family 009-Mother & son

I'm so grateful to have this support. Without your generosity, I wouldn't be able to make Christmas special for my son. Thank you so much.

 
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Family 010-Mother, son, daughter

I appreiciate this help so much. Without your generosity I wouldn't be able to give my kids a good Christmas. Thank you!

 
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Family 011-Mother, 2 girls

Thank you so much for your generosity. I wouldn't be able to provide this for my kdis without your help.

 
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Family 012-Single woman

You're helping me so much with this. I can't thank you enough.

 
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Family 013- Single woman

Thank you so much. Your generosity changes my life.

 
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Family 014-Mother, 3 boys, 2 girls

Despite our family struggles, I am thankful and hopeful of ending the cycle of abuse thanks to The Retreat and donors like you.

 
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Family 015-Mother, boy, girl

I am a single mother who was just able to rent an apartment on my own this fall. Little by little I am furnishing my apartment.

 
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Family 016-Mother, 2 boys, 1 girl

We are moving into a new home that is all our own after years of moving, staying with family or in motels. Thank you for all of your help. Have a wonderful holiday.

 
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Family 017-Single woman

I am a single woman who is devoted to my pug! She is my family as my grown children do not live nearby.

 
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Family 018-Mother, girl

I am starting over with my 5 month old baby girl. I am grateful for any help in getting on my feet. Thank you.

 
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Family 019-Mother, 3 boys

Keeping up with three teen boys as a single mom can be tough. Thank you for helping make the holidays special for them.

 
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Family 020-Mother, boy.

I am a single mother of a very energetic boy. I am so thankful to have been supported and guided by The Retreat.

 
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Family 021-Mother, 3 girls, 2 boys

My family has been through a lot this year. I'm so grateful for your generosity!

 
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Family 022-Mother, 4 boys

Thank you for all you're doing for my family!

 
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Family 023-Mother, 1 boy

I am a single mother from Russia. I am struggling to look for employment and am looking forward to apply for US citizenship.

 
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Family 024-Mother, 5 girls, 1 boy

As a single mom of 6 children and a cancer survivor in remission, I have been struggling to find better financial means.

 
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Family 025-Mother, 3 boys

Single mom with kids ages 8 to 15.

 
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Family 026-Mother, 1 boy, 1 girl

 
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Family 027-Father, 2 girls, 4 boys

I have been laid off due to surgery and am anxious to go back to work if my doctor approves me. Until then I am struggling to make ends meet and I am worried about the holidays. It should be a happy time for my children but it is not.

 
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Family 028-Father, 2 boys

I'm a single parent working part-time. Been there for over 6 years just to survive, barely getting by. I am fighting to be a part of my kids lives.

 
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Family 029-Father, Mother, 1 Girl, 1 Boy

I'd like to thank you for helping me through these hard times I am going through. I am a 32 year old father of 2. I recently got released from jail the day before my son was born. That was a true blessing from God to allow me to be there for his birth!

 
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Family 030-Mother, 1 Girl

A devoted mother of a 12 year old girl, who despite health issues, focusines on the education and future for her daughter. Due to her health issues she is unemployed and losing her vision.

 
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Family 031-Father, Mother, 1 Girl, 1 Boy

Our children don't have to repeat our past shortcomings. I am 54 years old with children ages 3 and 9 months. Fatherhood has been more than helpful with assistance with everything we need.

 
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Family 033-Father, 2 Girls

I have learned and still am practicing finding better ways to connect with my children, pursuing happiness in my life, and doing my part. There is no manual to being a perfect parent, but Fatherhood give you a direction and the hope to becoming one.

 
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Family 034-Father, 1 Girl

We are thankful and appreciate the kindness that we have been granted. I as a parent show my child to be kind and respectful to anyone that helps us in a huge way or small to make situations better.

 
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Family 035-Mother, 3 Boys

I am a mom to 3 wonderful boys. They are very sweet, caring boys who love animals.

 
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Family 036-Mother, 1 Boy, 1 Girl

I'm a single mother of 2 children struggling to provide for them, especially during the holidays. We have been heped by this program in the past and I am so grateful. The smile on the kids' faces on Christmas are priceless.

 
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Family 037-Mother, 1 Boy, 1 Girl

After being hospitalized for 2 months due to a high-risk pregnanacy, I had my daughter at very early but she is now at home.

 
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Family 038-Mother, 1 Boy, 1 Girl

Thank you for your help.

 
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Family 039-Mother, 2 Boys

 
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Family 040, Mother, 1 Girl

 
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Family 041-Father, 1 Boy

As much as it hurts to be in the position to ask for help, it is incredibly warming to know that there are people out there who understand and care enough to offer help in the first place.

 
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Family 042-Mother, 2 Boys

Any gift would help make our first Christmas out of the house my children grew up in much more special and less weird. Thank you so much for your generosity.

 
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Family 043-Mother, 1 Boy, 1 Girl

Thank you for making this happen.

 
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Family 044-Single Woman

Thank you.

 
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Family 045-Mother, 1 Boy

We are still putting ourselves together after having been at the shelter a while ago. I really appreciate the care of the donors and feel the love. Thank you.

 
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Family 046-Single Woman

I appreciate what The Retreat has been offering me.

 
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Family 047-Great Grandmother, 1 Girl

Great grandmother with temporary custody of little girl.

 
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Family 048-Mother, 3 Girls, 1 Boy

Mother of four ages 3-18.

 
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Family 049-Father, Mother, 1 Girl

Fatherhood Initiative has helped me in ways I still can't comprehend. I've learned so much information on being a great father by attending their classes. I am so grateful to be alive and sober. This program has blown me away with their kindness.

 
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Family 050-Father, 1 Girl, 1 Boy

This father of 2 has a debilitating medical condition that prevents him from working. His mother helps out a lot with transporting him to doctor appointments & programs. To be considered for Adopt-a-Family is a huge blessing to him & his children.

 
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Family 054-Mother, 2 Boys

My partner was very violent with me and my children. Thank you for your help.

 
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Family 055-Mother, 3 Boys

 
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Family 056-Mother, 2 Girls, 1 Boy

I am a dv victim, surviving with my three kids.

 
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Family 057-Mother, 1 Boy

I am just out of an abusive relationship. The situation was so difficult and I was obliged to leave the house where I lived and have no family here. I now live in a temporary shelter with my child.

 
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Family 058-Mother, 1 Girl, 1 Boy

After a separation from my husband and having no stable place to live, I finally got a small house for my children and me. I was blessed through a lottery for low income workers. The hard work pays off.

 
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Family 076-Grandmother, Grandson, Grandaughter

 
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Family 077-Mother, Boy, Girl

Thank you for the care!

 
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Family 078-Mother, Father, 2 Girls

This is going to make our family's holiday this year. Thank you so much for your help.

 
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Family 080-Mother, 2 Boys, 1 Girl

A single mom working hard to make sure her kids are able to live comfortably. Her own dream is to open a beauty salon.

 
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Family 081-Father, 3 Boys, 1 Girl

I am a father of 4 with little income. Thank you for your time.

 
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Family 082-Father, 2 Boys

I am a single father of 2 young boys. I do my best to support them on my own but still get help when I can as I am still in the process of getting back on my feet. I would like to give you the warmest seasonal greetings.

 
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Family 083-Mother, 1 Girl

 
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Family 084-Mother, Father, 5 Boys, 1 Girl

We are living in temporary housing in a motel. Your help will allow our kids to receive gifts this holiday. Thankyou.

 
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Family 085-Father, 1 Girl

I am living in a motel and working odd jobs to put food on the table. I feel desperate this holiday & want to be able to give my daughter gifts for Christmas.

 
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Family 086-Father, Mother, 4 Girls, 1 Boy

This family is living in separate homeless shelters as there is not a space available to accommodate the entire family. The father is on disability. The holidays are especially tough.

 
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Family 087-Father, Mother, 2 Girls, 2 Boys

We're a young couple down on our luck. We've unfortunately lost everything due to differences between family members on both sides. We want to show our children that through hard work we can succeed.

 
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Family 088-Father, 1 Boy

I want to thank you for the opportunity to help me and my child. I am just trying to get work and raise my son a respectful young man.

 
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Family 089-Mother, 1 Girl, 1 Boy

 
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Family 090-Mother, 1 Boy

 
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Family 091-Mother, Father, 2 Girls

 
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Family 092-Mother, 2 Girls, 1 Boy

 
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Family 093-Mother, 1 Boy

 
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Family 094-Father, 3 Girls

 
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Family 095-Mother, Father, 3 Girls, 1 Boy

 
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Family 097-Mother, 1 Boy

This is so helpful to me. I am so thankful.

 
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Family 099-Mother, 1 Boy

My son and I have lived in the area for a couple of years and I am grateful for the help we have received from the community.

 
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