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.

Note: The foster care industry has replaced the terms "foster parent" and "foster family" with "resource parent" and "resource family."

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:

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

FY '22-'23

AFS FY'22-'23 Impact Report

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ART of HEARTS

March 9, 2024

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

Nicole Perez

Staff in Action: Nicole Perez

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Samuel Cruz

Staff in Action: Samuel Cruz

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