Mission - Alternatives For Girls

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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. Founded in 1987, Alternatives For Girls (AFG) is a southwest Detroit-based nonprofit organization. We serve homeless and at-risk girls and young women through the following programs:

  • Shelter: Provides a stable home, counseling, support for getting their education back on track, job readiness and life skills training to homeless young women ages 15-22 and their children. Read more about Shelter here.
  • Prevention: Serves girls ages 7-19 who are at risk of gang involvement, abusing drugs or alcohol, early pregnancy, and school truancy. We engage them through mentoring, after-school programs, a college prep program, and a summer camp. Read more about Prevention here.
  • Outreach: Helps teens and women engaged in high-risk activities, such as street-based prostitution, drug use, domestic violence, and gang involvement, to understand the risks of such activities and transition to safe choices and healthy lives. Read more about Outreach here.

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