Kinship Center; a member of Seneca Family of Agencies, is dedicated to the creation, preservation and support of foster, adoptive and relative families for children who need them. Kinship Center’s guiding belief has been that every child deserves a safe, loving family. From newborns to older children, from medically fragile to larger sibling groups, Kinship Center has continued to work nonstop to ensure that more children find their ‘forever families’.
Kinship Center’s Gabilan Chapter is a volunteer auxiliary group based in San Benito County. For more information on the Gabilan Chapter, call (831) 634-0238.
The chapter provides support for Kinship Center’s adoption, foster care and mental health services in San Benito County. Some Gabilan members have dedicated their time since the chapter’s beginnings in 1956.
Through the years, the chapter has raised significant amounts of funds by hosting luncheons, fashion shows and house tours. Its signature fundraiser is the annual September wine tasting, first held in 1957 to showcase local wineries and restaurants. The sellout event, the oldest of its kind in California, has grown to include participation by large numbers of wineries and restaurants and guest attendance of up to 1200.
The success of the annual Wine & Food Tasting comes from a caring community. Funds raised by the Gabilan Chapter support vital services to children and families in San Benito County.