(WASHINGTON) – This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $360,000 to Alternatives For Girls, a nonprofit based in Detroit that helps the homeless as well as high-risk girls and young women. The grant funding is provided by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families - Family and Youth Services Bureau. Half of the awarded funds, will be directed to the Transitional Living and Maternity Group Home Program, while the other half of the grant funding is appropriated to the Maternity Group Home for Young Women in Detroit, Michigan. Following the announcement, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued this statement:
U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr.
“Today I am pleased to announce that the Administration on Children, Youth and Families - Family and Youth Services Bureau has awarded the Detroit-based nonprofit Alternatives For Girls more than $360,000 in grant funding. The Transitional Living and Maternity Group Home Program will receive $180,000 of this funding, and an additional $180,000 will go to the Maternity Group Home for Young Women,” said Conyers.
“Alternatives For Girls is an incredible nonprofit that focuses on helping homeless women and high risk girls and young women in the Detroit community. By providing shelter, and a corresponding network of support for its members to transition to independent living, Alternatives For Girls helps women who are struggling with abuse, homelessness, and drug use.
“I commend HHS for recognizing the exceptional, critical work of Alternatives For Girls, and I thank Alternatives For Girls for their selfless work to improve the lives of our neighbors in need.”