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Alternatives for Girls
The AFG Outreach Team reaches out to the community in two significant ways, of which both require the AFG vans (programs are described in the ‘Gift’ section). In 2007, we made contact with 7,489 youth and women on the streets and in the community. Without our AFG vans, we would not have been able to reach out to these 7,489 girls and women. We would not have been able to provide them with food or blankets. But most importantly, they would not have known there were people who cared about them
Your gift of $100 will help defray the high gas costs and ensure that we can continue providing our services to the women who need our assistance. Through the Peer Education Program, we use the vans to drive our Peer Educators (PEs) to areas that their peers hang out. Our PEs help their peers understand the risks of unsafe activities and help them make positive choices. Through the Safe Choices project, volunteers drive the AFG van on 2 2-hour shifts every weekday evening providing food, clothing, and harm-reduction material to women involved in commercial sex work. These programs rely on the use of our AFG vans – it is how we reach out to youth and women in need. With gas prices increasing everyday, we are finding it more and more difficult to cover these costs. This gift isn’t the most exciting or glamorous gift; however, this gift is essential to what our agency does best – going out in the streets and reaching out to youth and women at their level and in their environment.