Foster Care Education AFS

Foster Youth Education in California: What You Need to Know

Today, the state of foster youth education in the United States, including in California, is substandard. But, there are ways all of us can help children and youth in foster care get the education they deserve. By investing in a foster youth’s education…

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Staff in Action: Support Counselors of TGP

Staff in Action: Support Counselors of The Gathering Place

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,…

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Story of Jason AFS TAY

Jason’s Story

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…

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Diaz siblings foster care success story

Impact Story: The Diaz Siblings

“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…

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Baby William Success Story

Impact Story: Baby William

  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…

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AFS, Foster Care and Coronavirus

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

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…

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