In the heart of our mission at AFS, stories of resilience, healing, and hope like Tomás's* underscore the transformative impact of specialized care and innovative therapies.

Transforming Trauma: Tomás’s Journey to Hope and Healing

By Alternative Family Services | February 22, 2024

In the heart of our mission at AFS, stories of resilience, healing, and hope like Tomás’s* underscore the transformative impact of specialized care and innovative therapies. Tomás, a bright yet troubled 10-year-old, came into our…

The Foster Joy Holiday Campaign, along with its dedicated donors, not only provided gifts and meals but also brought light and hope into the hearts of these young souls. This holiday season will forever be etched in their memories as a time when the spirit of giving and the warmth of community turned their dreams into reality.

A Holiday to Remember: The Turner Siblings Find Joy and Hope Thanks to Foster Joy Holiday Campaign

By Alternative Family Services | December 18, 2023

The holiday season is a time of joy and togetherness, but it once felt like a distant dream for the four Turner siblings*, aged 3 to 12. Placed in foster care and facing the challenges…

Dr. Laurier's story is a testament to the profound impact one person can make when they choose to extend their expertise and compassion to help those on their path to a brighter future.

Impact Story: Smiles of Transformation

By Alternative Family Services | December 15, 2023

A special thank you to Dr. Laurier*, a compassionate dentist with a heart of gold. Driven by a deep sense of empathy, Dr. Laurier. has made it his mission to give back to his community…

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Staff in Action: Gabriel D’Ambrosio

By Alternative Family Services | November 5, 2023

Gabriel D’Ambrosio, Assistant Program Director at the AFS Oakland office, is one of our fantastic staff members. In this interview, we’ll get to know Gabe and his work at AFS.  What are your primary responsibilities…

Understanding Wraparound Services

Understanding Wraparound Services

By Alternative Family Services | October 15, 2023

Have you come across the term “wraparound services”? With its increasing utilization in the human services sector, it’s essential to delve into what wraparound programs entail and why they’re gaining prominence.   Defining Wraparound Services  The…

Roseline’s Journey: From Despair to Renewed Hope

Roseline’s Journey: From Despair to Renewed Hope

By Alternative Family Services | October 12, 2023

Roseline’s* story began amidst challenges that most of us can only imagine. Deep struggles and heartbreaking moments marked her early life, but it is also a testament to human resilience and the incredible difference a…

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