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…


Alternative Family Services Officially Reaccredited by Council on Accredidation

By Alternative Family Services | September 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2019 Contact Jennifer Harper Phone 510-759-1271 Email info@afs4kids.org Website www.afs4kids.org   Santa Rosa, CA, September 26, 2019 – Alternative Family Services (AFS) is proud to announce that it has been…

Your California Foster Care Home Inspection Checklist

By Alternative Family Services | September 19, 2019

This California foster care home inspection checklist is for anyone looking to become a Resource Parent. Before you can be approved as a Resource Parent, you need to go through a home inspection. But what,…

Fostering a child

Clothing Tips for New Foster Parents

By Alternative Family Services | September 12, 2019

Here are our top six clothing tips for new resource parents (aka foster parents). Whether you’re accepting a foster youth into your home for the first time or you’ve spent a lot of time interacting…

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