Alternatives for Girls Helps Through Prevention and Outreach in Southwest Detroit
Primary Contact Person: Alana Hall, Acting Volunteer Coordinator
903 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit MI 48208
"Alternatives for Girls (AFG) 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."
– from "Our Mission"
Target Groups of Ministry: Homeless and high risk girls and young women
Current Needs: Volunteers to be mentors (adult women who mentor an individual woman or a small group of two to three), to do street outreach (go out in AFG vans and give Help Cards, food, harm-reduction kits and transportation to young women in crisis or at risk) and to assist with administration and events. Orientation and training provided bsed on volunteer duty. AFG also has a Wish List displaying many items — from African-american hair products to a new van (see www.alternativesforgirls.org/WishList.html). Financial and in-kind donations (such as lawn care and snow removal) are needed as well. Mahima Mahadevan is the donor coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Events: Leadership Team: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Life-skill Forum, thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All agency/staff picnic, Friday, august 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See "Calendar of Events" at AFG site.