Alternative Family Services provides thoughtful, informed foster care, adoption, and mental health services throughout Northern California.

Since 1978, the AFS mission is to support vulnerable children and families in need of stability, safety, and well-being in communities through foster care, adoption, and mental health services.

AFS follows CDC recommendations and works closely with its county partners on ensuring a safe, equitable, and compassionate workplace for its youth, families, and staff.

Foster Joy Holiday Drive

November 1st - December 18th

This year, an anonymous donor has pledged to match all donations up to $50,000!

Caring Homes Needed for Teens and Siblings

Right now, AFS has an urgent need for caring, stable, and loving homes for teens and siblings throughout the Northern California counties we serve. If you or someone you know can help a teen or sibling group please inquire online or contact us at:

(800) 300-1022
rfarecruitment@afs4kids.org
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AFS Impact

Average Number of Youth Served Annually
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of Revenue Goes to Programs
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Positive Discharge Rate

A Word From AFS

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

The world was much different place back in 1978. Disco was still popular, Animal House…

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