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35 Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics You Should Know

By Alternative Family Services / May 25, 2021
Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics You Should Know

Here are some key foster youth homelessness statistics that reflects upon youth in foster care who experience homelessness.  National Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics  1. In the first four years after…

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Impact Story: Benji’s Adoption Story

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2021
Impact Story: Benji's Adoption Story

Benji* was placed in Louis* and Melanie* Merino’s home when he was five months old due to neglect. Over the course of a year and a half, Louis and Melanie…

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Impact Story: Jack

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2021
Impact Story: Jack

A cornerstone of all AFS programs is support. Jack* is a twelve-year-old youth in foster care with severe autism and OCD, and he has been living with the Claxton* Family…

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How Foster Care Works From Start To Finish

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2021
How Foster Care Works from Start to Finish

Here is an overview of how the foster care process works here in California, highlighting the main steps of foster care from removal to reunification, adoption, long-term care or emancipation.…

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Top Reasons to Apply for Foster Care Mental Health Jobs in California

By Alternative Family Services / April 16, 2021
Top reasons to apply for foster care mental health jobs in California

Interested in mental health jobs in California, like in the Bay Area or the greater Sacramento region? If so, then consider applying for foster care mental health jobs in particular.…

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AFS Black History Month Celebration 2021

By Alternative Family Services / April 5, 2021

Black History Month is always a time for reflection at AFS. Diversity, equity and inclusion has been woven into our mission for over 40 years throughout all aspects of our…

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