AFS is honored to launch our new juvenile restorative justice program, Family Homes for Youth, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco.

Family Homes for Youth: AFS’s New Juvenile Restorative Justice Program in San Francisco

By Alternative Family Services | September 11, 2021

AFS is honored to launch our new juvenile restorative justice program, Family Homes for Youth, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco. For eligible youth entering justice system, the Family Homes for…

AFS Connections July 2021

Connections Newsletter, July 2021

By Alternative Family Services | July 7, 2021

The July 2021 issue of the AFS quarterly newsletter, Connections, includes information about you can support the education needs of youth in care via our Foster Learning Campaign. Also, new impact stories, spotlights on staff…

Staff in Action: Alexis Salazar

Staff in Action: Alexis Salazar

By Alternative Family Services | July 6, 2021

Alexis Salazar, MS, LMFT, is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. Alexis is the East Bay Mental Health Program Director here at AFS. Get To Know Alexis What are your main responsibilities…

How to Become a Resource Parent in California: The 5 Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​

How to Become a Resource Parent in California

By Alternative Family Services | July 2, 2021

Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​ Steps on How to Become a Resource Parent in California How to Become a Resource Parent in California – Spanish Language Edition Introduction​ There…

About AFS SF Emergency Placement Program

What Makes the AFS San Francisco Emergency Placement Program Unique?

By Alternative Family Services | June 29, 2021

AFS partners with the City and County of San Francisco to run their Emergency Placement Program (EPP) that provides 24/7 on-call emergency care to San Francisco County children and teens 18 years old and younger. The EPP…

TAY Youth Education

How to Support the Education Needs of Transition Age Youth

By Alternative Family Services | June 15, 2021

As compared to other young adults, transition age youth (TAY) who have or will soon emancipate from foster care face enormous challenges, including how to pursue their educational needs.   Many TAY face significant headwinds when…

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