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Community Dinner Focuses on Relationship Building Between Staff and Participants

This year, our Shelter Department began holding a new event called Community Dinner. The dinners are a new addition to Community Group, a mandatory, therapeutic group that meets every Thursday and uses adventure therapy to give participants a space for meaningful dialog on topics such as healthy relationships, communication, and conflict resolution. Community Group has…

AFG Works to Fight Youth Homelessness with Regional Alliance

Nationally, approximately 30,000 youth under the age of 18 are homeless and on their own for more than a week every year. [1] Within 48 hours of running away, a young person is likely to be solicited for prostitution or another form of sexual exploitation. [2]  Youth ages 13-24 are the least likely of any…

Volunteer Groups Make Positive Impact at AFG

This month AFG has been buzzing with several volunteer groups donating their time to projects around the agency. Sixty volunteers from five different groups worked on projects such as painting, organizing the clothing closet, and renovating the Arts & Crafts room. Melody Moore, Volunteer Services Manager, caught us up on everything that’s been going in…

The Dedicated Youth Leaders of Rise N’ Shine

Starting on July 1st, AFG’s halls will be filled with the sights and sounds of our Prevention Department’s annual summer camp, Rise N’ Shine (RNS). Three days a week, from 9am-3pm, approximately 75 girls between the ages of 4-14 participate in fun and educational workshops and field trips. This memorable six week camp is something…

Participants Share Their Graduation Stories

It is graduation season for our high school seniors so we sat down with a few participants to talk about their high school experiences. Of course, each path to graduation is different. Each of our girls has a different story; each had her own struggles and her own accomplishments. These are some of their stories….

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