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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

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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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)…

Upcoming Events

  • 06Jul

    Open House903 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 4820810:00 AM

  • 19Jul

    Open House903 West Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 4820805:30 PM

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