Independent living

Where Do You End Up Living After the Foster Care Process Ends?

By Alternative Family Services | October 21, 2018

Typically, most discussions around foster youth and their families center around their time in the care of Resource Parents, away from their biological parents. But what happens when they are no longer youths? Where do…

tips for parents

3 Top Tips for Parents [Infographic]

By Alternative Family Services | October 21, 2018

No matter how old your child is or how you became a parent or caregiver, raising kids is hard work. We’re here to help. Here are three top parenting tips to help you and your…

Foster care facts

29 Surprising Foster Care Facts

By Alternative Family Services | October 5, 2018

When it comes to the foster care system, a lot of myths and falsehoods prevail. In particular, we’ve found that many people still think that Resource Parents (aka foster parents) only do it for the…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Helping Children and Communities: AFS Reaches a Milestone Anniversary

By Alternative Family Services | August 17, 2018

The world was much different place back in 1978. Disco was still popular, Animal House was showing in theaters, and you only needed $160 to rent a studio in San Francisco. But one thing that…

Jay Berlin

Northern California Nonprofit CEO Named Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers

By Alternative Family Services | April 20, 2018

Agency Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Foster Children Santa Rosa, CA, April 16, 2018 – Alternative Family Services (AFS) Founder and CEO, Jay Berlin, PhD, has been named Public Citizen of the Year by the…

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