Jennifer Harper, M.A., M.B.A.
Director, Development/Marketing, Alternative Family Services
You were my social worker back in 2000. I don't know if you remember, sometimes you would pick me up to go to AFS for my weekly visits with my mother. You even helped me compile a list of my strengths and weaknesses during the car ride. You also helped me get settled into middle school and we played basketball from time to time...well I'm in college now in pursuit of social work. I really would like to help foster youth as a career encouraging and supporting them as you did for me. I look forward to speaking with you hopefully you remember me.
~ AFS client whose mother is schizophrenic
"The simplest things we do can make an impact on children's lives."
~ Carrie Philpot, AFS Caseworker
- There are more than 60,000 foster youth in CA and 500,000 nationwide.
- More foster youth will end up homeless and incarcerated then graduate from college.
- You can make a difference in the life of a foster youth by donating, volunteering or fostering / adopting a youth.
Foster care, Adoption, Mental Health
caring for thousands of N. CA foster youth and families since 1978
$36,500 will help provide $365 worth of critical needs and services to 100 foster youth ages 0-21 served by AFS.
Thank you to all those who helped AFS raise $15,695 through EBAY Gives. Please help us raise the final $20,805 by June 30th to support 57 more foster youth.