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

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AFS Impact Report

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

How Foster Care Works From Start To Finish

Here is an overview of how the foster care process works here in California, highlighting…

Top Reasons to Apply for Foster Care Mental Health Jobs in California

Interested in mental health jobs in California, like in the Bay Area or the greater…

AFS Black History Month Celebration 2021

Black History Month is always a time for reflection at AFS. Diversity, equity and inclusion…

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