Staff in Action: Support Counselors of The Gathering Place

By Alternative Family Services | May 9, 2020

The Support Counselors of The Gathering Place have performed amazing work during this shelter in place. AFS received the notice of the shelter in place order by Alameda County on March 15th. At that point,…

From despair to hope

Jason’s Story

By Alternative Family Services | May 7, 2020

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 the system brings anxiety and…

Diaz siblings

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 and Maya’s aunt said the…

William's story

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 Failure to Thrive infant – William…


Foster Care Amid Coronavirus: How AFS Continues Critical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alternative Family Services | April 7, 2020

The ongoing spread of novel coronavirus is impacting all of us, and the COVID-19 pandemic is especially effecting the foster care and child welfare system. As youth continue to be placed in foster care due…

your dream job

Top Reasons to Apply for Mental Health Jobs in California

By Alternative Family Services | November 9, 2019

Interested in mental health jobs in California, perhaps in the Bay Area or the greater Sacramento region? If so, then consider applying for foster care mental health jobs. For many reasons, this line of work…

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