Founded in 1987, Alternatives For Girls (AFG) is a southwest Detroit-based nonprofit organization. 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.
If we raise the most funds by October 19th, Alternatives For Girls will win $25,000 to provide crucial support to hundreds of homeless and high-risk girls and young women who need help TODAY.
Alternatives For Girls' work is done through three program areas: Prevention, Shelter, and Outreach.
AFG’s Prevention Program serves girls ages 4-21 who are at risk of gang involvement, abusing drugs or alcohol, early pregnancy, and school truancy. We engage them through mentoring, after-school programs, and a summer camp.
Your gift of $50: could provide supplies for one week of middle school workshops on self-esteem.
AFG’s Shelter Program provides a stable home, counseling, support for getting their education back on track, job readiness and life skills training to homeless young women aged 15-21 and their children. The goal is to support their pathways out of homelessness to the point where they can thrive, with continuing education and careers with which they can sustain themselves and their children.
Your gift of $100: could provide a family care package to a homeless young woman and her child as she enters the AFG Shelter. Each package include essential everyday items, such as outfits, towels, and toiletries, all to make them feel at home and cared for.
AFG’s Outreach Program helps teens and women engaged in high-risk activities, such as street-based prostitution, drug use, and gang involvement, to understand the risks of such activities and transition to safe choices and healthy lives.
Your gift of $250: could fund a 3-hour street outreach shift, providing information, resources, and safe choices to young women who may be homeless or involved in sex work.
Every gift makes a powerful difference for girls and young women. Please give now and help Alternatives For Girls win $25,000 for the girls and young women in our commuinty who need it most.