501(c)(3) Charity

Sheehan Adopt-a-Family is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Manhattan Beach, CA. Our main goal is to intervene in meaningful ways to help reduce the staggering amount of homelessness in Los Angeles, where over 30,000 people sleep on the streets every night. Specifically, we adopt sheltered and needy families during the holidays providing them with toys, clothes & food and are also building a computer lab for some of LA’s most at-risk youth.

Vista Del Mar Partnership

According to the US News, youths make up the fastest growing homeless age group in LA, with those ages 18-24 up 64% since 2016. This shocking statistic helped us determine a real connection between homelessness and aging out of the foster care system. This led to us reaching out to 100-year-old Vista Del Mar, home to some of LA’s most at-risk youth. We are now partnering with Vista Del Mar to build a computer lab and begin a computer skills training & mentorship program for their residents.

With Your Help

Thanks to the support of many people, including former NFL star Troy Polamalu, SAF has been fortunate enough to help thousands of families in the surrounding Los Angeles area, and now will be directly supporting some of LA’s most at-risk youth with our partnership with Vista Del Mar. Our family absorbs the administrative costs of our organization so that 100% of your donations goes directly to those in need.

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Los Angeles County has 643,640 hungry children, which is nearly double what the second most food-insecure county has. The poverty rate is higher in Los Angeles than in ANY other major American city. One in four children in Los Angeles deals with hunger on a daily basis. More than 37% of families either make poverty level wages, or have at least one parent who is unemployed. Food shortages are significantly higher among women raising children alone. The Sheehan Adopt-a-Family Project, along with generous contributors adopts at least 25 local families each year, helping those truly with the most needs. Back to top ↑

How You Can Help


Tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!

We need volunteers of all types! Please fill out our sign-up form if you'd like to help.

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Contributors

SAF has partnered with a long standing local charity called The Vikings who since 1950 have raised millions of dollars focusing on physically challenged and disadvantaged children, giving more than $5 million to children's causes. Each Christmas in conjunction with the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, they distribute over 1,500 food baskets to needy families in Los Angeles, and they give 25 of those baskets to SAF for our “adopted” families. In addition, The Vikings invite our adopted families to their annual children’s holiday party, where there is a catered lunch, dancing, pictures with Santa & 10 unwrapped toys. SAF has also expanded its reach to partner with a local group home to build a computer lab and mentoring program for its youth residents. SAF is very excited about this new partnership and needs your help and financial donations to help us grow our non-profit from not just adopting families, but adopting a home. If you are interested in volunteering in anyway, please Sign up on our volunteer form here!

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You can mail donations the Sheehan Adopt a Family Project (SAF) at - Rosecrans Avenue, Suite D360, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or for In-Kind donations and to volunteer or for more information please contact us at (310) 435-9808 or safprojectorg@gmail.com . All donations are 501©(3) deductions.

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