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Connections Newsletter, July 2021

By Alternative Family Services / July 7, 2021
AFS Connections July 2021

The July 2021 issue of the AFS quarterly newsletter, Connections, includes information about you can support the education needs of youth in care via our Foster Learning Campaign. Also, new…

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Staff in Action: Alexis Salazar

By Alternative Family Services / July 6, 2021
Staff in Action: Alexis Salazar

Alexis Salazar, MS, LMFT, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. Alexis is the East Bay Mental Health Program Director here at AFS. Get To Know Alexis…

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How to Become a Resource Parent in California

By Alternative Family Services / July 2, 2021
How to Become a Resource Parent in California: The 5 Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​

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

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What Makes the AFS San Francisco Emergency Placement Program Unique?

By Alternative Family Services / June 29, 2021
About AFS SF Emergency Placement Program

AFS partners with the City and County of San Francisco to run their Emergency Placement Program (EPP) that provides 24/7 on-call emergency care to San Francisco County children and teens 18 years…

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How to Support the Education Needs of Transition Age Youth

By Alternative Family Services / June 15, 2021
TAY Youth Education

As compared to other young adults, transition age youth (TAY) who have or will soon emancipate from foster care face enormous challenges, including how to pursue their educational needs.   Many…

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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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