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Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps 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. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach. 


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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.



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“Pedal For A Purpose” Raises Funds and Awareness for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

All across the nation, the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is leading a project to facilitate inter-agency collaboration and services supporting homeless youth. In 2014, NAEHYC conducted a needs assessment of youth experiencing homelessness right here in Detroit. The assessment surveyed youth between the ages of 16 and 24…

Face Forward Resource Fair Provides Access to Valuable Services for Youth

One of AFG’s newest programs, Face Forward, held its first resource fair for youth on March 30 at the Patton Recreation center. The fair, aptly named “March Madness”, was put together to provide youth with opportunities to make direct contact with hiring employers, provide access to additional community and educational resource, and also served as…

2015 Role Model Dinner Raises Critical Funds

On March 26, Alternatives For Girls held our 26th annual Role Model Dinner at The Fillmore Detroit. The event raised over $256,000 to support our critical work! The evening was full of fun and inspiration. After an hour of mingling and a silent auction, the program kicked off with a live auction. Cheryl Chodun, former…

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