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Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps 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. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach. 


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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.



Latest News

June Volunteer Spotlight: Marie Lowry

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being dedicated, passionate, and going above and beyond. This month we spotlight Marie Lowry, a volunteer in AFG’s Prevention Program! Marie has been a longtime supporter of Alternatives For Girls and spent the past year volunteering as a tutor for the after-school…

A Graduation Story: One of AFG’s high school graduates shares her struggles and triumphs

This spring, high school seniors everywhere will be counting the days until their graduation day. Graduating from high school is an important milestone for every young adult, but for some, the path to graduating is filled with obstacles, like homelessness or violence in their communities. Despite these challenges, young women in AFG’s programs get the…

Alternatives For Girls accepting applications for AmeriCorps VISTA position

Alternatives For Girls is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA position. The person in this role will support workforce readiness and vocational program coordination, host fairs and establish community partnerships. Interested in applying? Please see the details on this form or contact Melody Moore at 313-361-4000 or mmoore@nullalternativesforgirls.org for more information. Deadline to apply is…

Upcoming Events

  • 06Jul

    Open House903 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 4820810:00 AM

  • 19Jul

    Open House903 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 4820805:30 PM

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