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Alternatives For Girls Enhanced Housing Services for Human-Trafficked Women

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Detroit
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $723,821)

Alternatives For Girls (AFG) is a Detroit-based non-profit that serves homeless, runaway, human-trafficked, and at-risk girls/women of color.  Through the Safe Choices New Choices Housing Stability Services (SCNC HSS), AFG funding to support the following: 1) enhanced Rapid ReHousing services for a minimum of 15 sex and labor human trafficking victims, including short-term rental subsidies (6-24 months), housing navigation, landlord engagement, and trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and victim-centered case management focused on maintaining safe, stable housing; 2) provision of voluntary essential support services and personal advocacy, facilitating connections to mainstream resources and promoting self-sufficiency; 3) community education on human trafficking for stakeholders in the community and housing system, increasing awareness and addressing the comprehensive needs of  victims; 4) collaboration with federal, state, and local agencies, the Detroit Continuum of Care and other human trafficking coalitions, law enforcement, landlords/housing systems, and allied professionals to share outcomes and carry out best practices, and 5) promotion of racial equity and removal of service barriers through the involvement of human trafficking victims in program design, implementation, evaluation, and agency/community collaboratives.

Date Created: September 25, 2023