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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AFS Impact

Average Number of Youth Served Annually
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Positive Discharge Rate

A Word From AFS

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Impact Story: The Diaz Siblings

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Impact Story: Baby William

  Last November, Baby William was born with Neonatal abstinence syndrome, and AFS placed “William” with…

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Foster Care Amid Coronavirus: How AFS Continues Critical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The ongoing spread of novel coronavirus is impacting all of us, and the COVID-19 pandemic…