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

AFS Vision

There are over 400,000 youth in foster care at any time in the United States, and close to 56,000 foster youth in California alone.

Everyone can play a part in making sure they become healthy, independent adults.

Watch this video to learn more about foster care, and how the AFS community works to improve the lives and livelihoods of youth and their families throughout Northern California.

AFS Impact

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

A Word From AFS

What Makes the AFS San Francisco Emergency Placement Program Unique?

AFS partners with the City and County of San Francisco to run their Emergency Placement…

How to Support the Education Needs of Transition Age Youth

As compared to other young adults, transition age youth (TAY) who have or will soon…

35 Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics You Should Know

Here are some key foster youth homelessness statistics that reflects upon youth in foster care…

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