Staff in Action

Q&A With Monica Aguilar

By Alternative Family Services / January 30, 2022
Q&A With Monica Aguilar

Monica Aguilar first became a foster youth as a teenager. Now, Monica works with current foster youth in Contra Costa County. We recently caught up with Monica, to chat a…

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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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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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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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Staff in Action: Tonia Elliott

By Alternative Family Services / February 23, 2021
Tonia Elliott AFS Caseworker

Tonia Elliott is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. Tonia, a Caseworker out of the Vallejo office, was inspired to work with children and families and has…

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Staff in Action: Alma Woodard

By Alternative Family Services / November 2, 2020
Alma Woodard: AFS Staff in Action

Alma Woodard, Home Approver/Trainer, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. Here’s what one San Francisco child welfare worker had to say about her: “I am a…

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