Our Mission

Our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.


The 27th annual Alternatives For Girls' Role Model Dinner will take place in March 2016. Each year, two or more women are honored at the event with an AFG Role Model Award, for their accomplishments and demonstrated commitment to the metropolitan Detroit community. If you'd like to nominate a female role model from the community, please click here. Nominations may be submitted until 5pm on Friday October 2, 2015.

Latest News

The Dow Chemical Company Event Provides Vital Support to AFG Programs

On a mild summer day, 100 employees from The Dow Chemical Company and four Alternatives For Girls Peer Educators (PEs) are outside of the H Hotel in Midland Michigan, packing backpacks and hygiene kits and assembling bicycles and picnic tables. A few of the PEs grab a packing list for the backpacks and start looking…

Adventure Club Helps Girls Overcome Fears and Practice Leadership Skills

“The hardest part of the trip was overcoming my fear of heights. I was nervous before but once we got in the hot air balloon and started going up, I got the hang of it and thought ‘This is so cool!’,” Maribel shares as she remembers the recent hot air balloon ride she took with…

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