Foster Care Impact Story: Dwayne

Impact Story: Dwayne

Oftentimes when one thinks of foster care, they imagine foster “kids.” However, in the United States, 115,395 out of 423,997 youth in foster care in 2019 were between 13 and 20 years old.¹ Teens and…

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Impact Story: Cassandra (AFS)

Impact Story: Cassandra

Alternative Family Services (AFS) works with a wide variety of youth in foster care who face many unique challenges. AFS staff and resource parents always strive to provide the best support and care that meets…

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Impact Story on The Andersen Siblings

Impact Story: The Andersen Siblings

Oftentimes, youth that are placed into foster care have siblings that are also in need of placement. Alternative Family Services (AFS) strives to place siblings in the same foster home as it is essential for…

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Staff in Action: Leslie Matthews

Staff in Action: Leslie Matthews

Leslie Matthews, Program Director of the AFS Sacramento office, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. In fact, here’s how she has worked with one person from elementary school all the way…

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Staff in Action: Nicole Perez

Staff in Action: Nicole Perez

Nicole Perez, Clinical Supervisor/Intensive Care Coordinator, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. In fact, here’s how she helped one family reunify through The Gathering Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xTbF7uA4kE  Get to Know Nicole  What are your main responsibilities…

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Samuel Cruz Staff in Action

Staff in Action: Samuel Cruz

Samuel Cruz, home approver, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. In fact, here’s what one prospective resource parent had to say about him following a home inspection:  “It was a pleasure meeting you this afternoon…

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