Alternatives For Girls

aka AFG   |   Detroit, MI   |  http://www.alternativesforgirls.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1988

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Amanda (Amy) Good

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Celia Thomas

Main address

903 W Grand Blvd

Detroit, MI 48208 USA

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EIN

38-2766412

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shelter, Prevention, and Outreach

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.

Founded in 1987, Alternatives For Girls (AFG) is a southwest Detroit-based nonprofit organization. Beginning as a small, volunteer-run program, operating a five-bed emergency shelter in a neighborhood church in the winter of 1988, AFG has grown into a multi-service agency housed in a two-story brick building constructed in 2002 with over 75 employees.

We serve homeless and at-risk girls and young women through the following programs: Shelter, Rapid-Rehousing, Prevention and Outreach, and Education Services.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Alternatives For Girls

Board of directors
as of 1/5/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Christina Moore

Comerica Bank

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Christine Moore

Comerica Bank

Term: 2020 - 2022

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Jamaican
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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