Since 1978, the AFS mission is to support vulnerable children and families in need of stability, safety, and well-being in communities.
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.
Note: The foster care industry has replaced the terms "foster parent" and "foster family" with "resource parent" and "resource family."
AFS Gala 2023
Saturday, May 20, 2023
AFS Impact Report
A Word From AFS
Introduction There are over 50,000 foster youth in California, according to data from the Annie…
Sarah* was five years old when she started individual therapy with Alternative Family Services (AFS).…
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about foster care that are widely held across the United…