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AFG Blog: Meet Katie

The author of this month’s AFG Blog, Katie*, shares her story of becoming homeless and finding a home at Alternatives For Girls. I’ve lived at Alternatives For Girls for six months now. Long time right? I know, but I’m thankful I was able to even stay that long. Before coming to AFG it was rough….

July Volunteer Spotlight: Jamika Jett

Each month, Alternatives For Girls’ Volunteer Department, highlights one volunteer who AFG staff recognize as being a dedicated and passionate volunteer. This month, Jamika Jett, a volunteer in AFG’s Shelter Department is being spotlighted for her role as a childcare volunteer! Learn more about Jamika and how to become an AFG Volunteer below. Jamika became a volunteer…

Graduation Stories: AFG’s high school graduates share their struggles and triumphs

This spring, high school seniors everywhere will be counting the days until their graduation day. Graduating from high school is an important milestone for every young adult, but for some, the path to graduating is filled with obstacles, like homelessness, violence in their communities, or even exploitation. Despite these challenges, young women in AFG’s programs…

Expressive Arts Group Helps Relieve Stress

Last winter, the Shelter Department created the Expressive Arts Group, an optional group that meets three Fridays a month and allows the Shelter residents an opportunity to explore their feelings through art. The idea for the group started after Erika Fox, the Shelter Department’s Counseling Curriculum Coordinator, and her co-worker attended a training on Trauma…

Project Giving Tree Spreads Holiday Cheer

This month, between the holiday decorations, multiple visits from Santa Claus, and gifts for hundreds of our participants from dozens of generous donors, the halls of Alternatives For Girls have been looking a lot like the North Pole. December has been a month of celebration and happiness, thanks to our holiday giving program, Project Giving…

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