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Free Dental Services at AFG

AFG will be hosting dental services on August 6th from 9 am-4 pm (for 5-14 year-olds) and 4:30 pm-8:00 pm (for 15-21 year-olds). The services are FREE for those who haven’t been to the dentist in the past 6 months who are on Medicaid or have no insurance. Services include cleanings, sealants, screenings, and fluoride…

Concert to Benefit AFG

On August 17th at the Redford Theater at 7 pm, Cecil Cosey and BlackStar Entertainment are hosting a concert featuring Robert Curry of Day 26 and many others. They are going to donate 50% of the event proceeds to AFG. Tickets are $20 in advance. For more information, visit their website.

Blog: Teen Outreach Program

Posted on July 31, 2013 by Angelique About the blogger: Angelique is 17  years old and has been a Know Risks Peer Educator for about 17 months.  She will graduate from high school in June  2014. The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a community-based program created to educate teens on various topics and open them…

Blog: Adventure Therapy

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Sinita About the blogger: Sinita Williams is a counselor in AFG’s Shelter department. She received her Masters in Social  Work from Wayne State University. While completing her MSW program Sinita  interned at AFG as the Curriculum Coordinator Intern. During her internship, she  was hired as a Program Assistant/Residential Advisor…

Blog: What I Think and How I Feel About New Choices

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Babydoll About the blogger: Babydoll has been a participant in AFG’s New Choices Program for eight years. She first came into the program seeking support as survivor of severe mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. She continues to be active in the program today. I’ve been coming to New Choices for eight…

Blog: A Day in the Life of a Peer Educator

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Christen About the blogger: Christen is a high school senior and Peer Educator at AFG. She has been a PE for over a year. She is currently on the Youth Street Outreach Peer Education team. My days have certainly changed since becoming a Peer Educator (PE) in Outreach. I am currently…

Blog: What I did this summer…

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Sandra Svoboda About the blogger: Sandra Svoboda has been a volunteer at Alternatives For Girls for the past two years. She has worked as a writer at the Associated Press, The (Toledo) Blade and Detroit’s Metro Times and is currently a reservist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.With a journalism/history degree…

Blog: The Importance of New Choices

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Alana Gracey About the blogger: Alana Gracey is the Safe Choices Project Manager at Alternatives For Girls. In her role, she oversees the Safe Choices Project, AFG’s program that reaches out to women involved in commercial sex work, connecting them with needed resources. New Choices, a part of Safe Choices,…

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