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
WISH UPON A WREATH HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN
Click here to learn how YOU can brighten a foster youth's holiday season.
Holiday Fundraising Goal
AFS will provide thousands of meals and gifts for foster youth and their families this holiday season. Please help us reach our goal of $32,500 to ensure each of our clients receive a holiday meal and gift.