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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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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)…

Blog: Rise ‘N Shine

August 23, 2011 by Diona Roberson About the blogger: Diona Roberson has worked at Alternatives For Girls for several years. In her current position as Young Women Changing Communities Advisor, she works with young women in southwest Detroit on leadership training, community service, and getting more youth onto nonprofit boards of directors. Diona first became involved with…

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