Hope grows here…
Family Alternatives is a trauma infused, youth driven agency that embraces the collaboration between youth and their supports in caring foster homes. Founded in 1978 by foster parents, Family Alternatives emerged to enhance relationships, advocate for services and support the development of youth in the foster care system.
Family Alternatives supports youth in their development by providing nurturing family environments. Through guidance, nurturing and mentorship, Family Alternatives strives to create and develop relationships with children, which extend beyond foster care.

Fostering families
Fostering youth
Fostering communities

"There have been kids that came in and out of foster care in their home over the years I've lived there. Everyone is treated the same and you feel like you are a part of a real family. I do not feel like I am in foster care. I feel like I am their kid."

– 17 Year Old in Foster Care with Family Alternatives