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Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

By Alternative Family Services / January 17, 2022
Meet the Resource Parent: Gayle Ballinger

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Gayle Ballinger.  Interview with Former Foster Parent Gayle Ballinger …

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What Are Grandfamilies?

By Alternative Family Services / October 15, 2021
What Are Grandfamilies?

Have you ever heard of the term “grandfamilies” but weren’t sure what the term actually meant? We’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll define the term and highlight…

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Announcing The Upcoming Retirement of AFS Founder/CEO Dr. Jay Berlin

By Alternative Family Services / September 25, 2021
Dr. Jay Berlin Today

Over 50 years ago, Huckleberry House, San Francisco’s runaway shelter, found that many of their teenage clients were running from abusive relationships. A lack of healthy living alternatives for these…

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Family Homes for Youth: AFS’s New Juvenile Restorative Justice Program in San Francisco

By Alternative Family Services / September 11, 2021
AFS is honored to launch our new juvenile restorative justice program, Family Homes for Youth, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco.

AFS is honored to launch our new juvenile restorative justice program, Family Homes for Youth, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco. For eligible youth entering justice…

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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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