Jennifer Harper, M.A., M.B.A.
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 becoming a foster or adoptive parent.
Foster care, Adoption, Mental Health
serving thousands of N. CA foster youth and families since 1978
AFS is participating in a 24hr Give-a-thon & Contest
hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation.
While you can donate anytime, by donating $25.00 or more at specific times on May 4th through this link:
you help AFS win thousands of dollars in prize money!
$36,500 will help provide $365 worth of critical needs and services to 100 foster youth ages 0-21 served by AFS.
HELP A FOSTER YOUTH REACH NEW HEIGHTS