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Sew Great! Group Celebrates Major Success

Oct. 31 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

On October 23rd, the women from the Sew Great! Program were joined by AFG staff and volunteers to celebrate their completion of a 100 bag order for the Art’s My Bag project. For the past five weeks, the women have ...Read More

AFG Dedicates Room to UAW-Ford

Oct. 31 2014 |

In the past year, members of the UAW-Ford National Programs Center have gone above and beyond to support the work of AFG. In June, they held a very successful fundraiser that raised $10,000 to support our Rise N’ Shine summer ...Read More

Matching Donation Helps Secure AFG’s Future!

Oct. 15 2014 |

Your support for Alternative For Girl’s essential work with Detroit-area homeless and high-risk girls and young women can be doubled, thanks to a matching gift from The Rush Group, a Michigan-based automotive supply and trucking company, and the group’s CEO ...Read More

AFG Blog: “I am possible!”

Sep. 30 2014 | Tags: , ,

On September 23rd, Joy, a Shelter resident, gave this speech at AFG's "Planting Roots" event. Hello my name is Joy Evans. 21 years ago I celebrated my first birthday in a women’s battered shelter. At the age of 15 I ...Read More

2014 Rise N’ Shine Finale

Aug. 28 2014 | Tags:

After six weeks of fun and educational workshops, making new friends, and trying new things during weekly offsite field trips, our Prevention Department’s summer camp, Rise N’ Shine celebrated another successful summer with its end of the summer finale on ...Read More

Face Forward: A new program at AFG serves youth with juvenile involvement

Aug. 28 2014 | Tags: , ,

In January 2014, our Outreach and Education Services Department launched a new program funded by the Department of Labor, Face Forward. The goal of the new program is to help improve the long-term employment prospects of youth in the juvenile ...Read More

AFG Joins National Campaign to Fight Child Trafficking in the United States

Aug. 28 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Within 48 hours of running away, a young person is likely to be solicited for prostitution or another form of sexual exploitation [1]. Alternatives For Girls fights this exploitation and trafficking by conducting nighttime and early morning street-based outreach to ...Read More

Community Dinner Focuses on Relationship Building Between Staff and Participants

Jul. 30 2014 | Tags: ,

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 ...Read More

AFG Works to Fight Youth Homelessness with Regional Alliance

Jul. 30 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

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 ...Read More

Volunteer Groups Make Positive Impact at AFG

Jul. 1 2014 | Tags: ,

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 ...Read More

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