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
An Evening Under the Stars
Saturday, May 20, 2023 6:00-10:00pm
The Overlook Terraces-Kaiser Center Mall Rooftop
344 20th St. Oakland, CA 94621
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AFS Impact Report
Resource Homes Needed
Teens & Siblings
AFS is in need for caring, stable, and loving homes for teens and siblings. If you or someone you know can help a teen or sibling group please inquire online or contact:
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A Word From AFS
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