News - Page 9 of 12 - Alternatives For Girls

If you feel your safety is threatened, you can quickly exit this website by pressing the Escape key or clicking the X in the bottom right-hand corner.






For media or events inquiries, please contact Anna Weaver at (313) 361-4000 ext. 230 or

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

The Dedicated Youth Leaders of Rise N’ Shine

Jul. 1 2014 | Tags: , ,

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 ...Read More

Participants Share Their Graduation Stories

May. 29 2014 | Tags: , , ,

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; ...Read More

AFG Heads to Lansing to Advocate for Homeless and Runaway Youth

May. 28 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

For the third year in a row, Alternatives For Girls staff and participants traveled to the state capitol to speak with State Representatives and build awareness of runaway and homeless youth. Every year the Michigan Network for Youth and Families ...Read More

Sign up to stay informed