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Blog: Embracing the Future

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Casandra About the blogger: Casandra is an AFG Shelter resident who is also a college student majoring in the Culinary Arts. She would like to open her own restaurant in the future. This post is a “Projection Speech” written by Casandra. At the completion of our Transition to Independent Living classes,…

Blog: A Prosperous Adult

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Latrina About the blogger: Latrina is a former AFG Shelter resident who has now been living successfully on her own. She has continued to stay in touch with AFG as she continues to forge a positive life for herself. I came to Alternatives For Girls because I had an unhealthy relationship…

Blog: A New Face in Outreach

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Lance Hicks About the blogger: Lance Hicks is AFG’s new AmeriCorps AIDS United Team Detroit member. Lance is serving as Safe Choices Program Assistant. Safe Choices works with women on the streets who are involved in commercial sex work, connecting them to resources and helping them to make positive choices….

Blog: Promoting Independence

Posted on October 25, 2011 by Karrie About the blogger: Karrie is one of three young women who recently shared their stories at AFG’s “Cultivating Victories” event. She is a graduate of AFG’s Transition to Independent Living Program, and is  about to “graduate” from AFG’s Peer Education Program. Hello my name is Karrie. I am twenty-one…

Blog: An Independent Woman

Posted on September 28, 2011 by Neoshua About the blogger: Neoshua is a resident of AFG’s Shelter. She is currently applying to become a part of AFG’s Transition to Independent Living Program. This essay was written by a young woman in AFG’s Shelter as part of her application to join our Transition to Independent Living (TIL)…


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