Impact Stories

Impact Story: Dwayne

By Alternative Family Services / October 7, 2020
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…

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Impact Story: Cassandra

By Alternative Family Services / October 7, 2020
Impact Story: Cassandra (AFS)

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…

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Impact Story: The Andersen Siblings

By Alternative Family Services / July 31, 2020

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…

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Jason’s Story

By Alternative Family Services / May 7, 2020
From despair to hope

Helping “Jason” Transition from Despair to Hope For many young adults, crossing the bridge to independence is an exciting journey. For those in the foster care system, “aging out” of…

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Impact Story: The Diaz Siblings

By Alternative Family Services / April 30, 2020

“Mateo and Maya Diaz” are energetic, inquisitive and resilient young kids. Child Protective Services was recently alerted that substance abuse and domestic violence was prevalent in the Diaz home. Mateo…

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Impact Story: Baby William

By Alternative Family Services / April 28, 2020

  Last November, Baby William was born with Neonatal abstinence syndrome, and AFS placed “William” with a temporary foster home specially trained to care for infants who were diagnosed as a…

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