On a typical night during a typical week, staff and volunteers at Alternatives for Girls pile into vans, driving around Detroit on a mission to connect with human trafficking victims on the streets. The 33-year-old nonprofit provides housing and meals for up to 24 homeless women between the ages of 15 and 21, along with their children, and offers outreach and support to victims of human trafficking, hosts a weekly group meeting for trafficking survivors, and provides other essential services. Over the years, the organization has become a lifeline for many young women trapped in dire circumstances.
A little over a month ago, though, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and Detroit emerged as a hot spot in the U.S., everything changed at AFG.
Original Source: By ERIN MARIE MILLER Model Media