Alternative Family Services provides thoughtful, informed foster care, adoption and mental health services throughout Northern California.

AFS Vision

There are over 400,000 youth in foster care at any time in the United States, and close to 56,000 foster youth in California alone.

Everyone can play a part in making sure they become healthy, independent adults.

Watch this video to learn more about foster care, and how the AFS community works to improve the lives and livelihoods of youth and their families throughout Northern California.

AFS Impact

Average Number of Youth Served Annually
of Revenue Goes to Programs
Positive Discharge Rate

A Word From AFS

Connections Newsletter, July 2021

The July 2021 issue of the AFS quarterly newsletter, Connections, includes information about you can…

Staff in Action: Alexis Salazar

Alexis Salazar, MS, LMFT, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. Alexis…

How to Become a Resource Parent in California

The 5 Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​ Steps on…

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