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

Meet the Resource Parent: Derrick Hooper

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re…

Movers and Shakers: New Job for Former Board President Sam Smalls

Samuel L. Smalls, current longtime member of the AFS Board of Directors and past President…

Single Parent Fostering: What You Need to Know

In California, is single parent fostering possible? Can a single person become a foster parent,…

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