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Alternative for Girls

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Alternative for Girls
903 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 361-4000 (Phone)
(313) 361-8938 (Fax)

A community-based nonprofit organization that has more than a two decade track record of providing high-risk girls and women pathways out of poverty and opportunities to transform lives.


Community and Online Female Youth Peer Education and Outreach Initiative
Deena Policicchio
(313) 361-4000


This project intends to increase HIV/AIDS knowledge, reduce risky behaviors and increase training and connectedness of other community service organizations to effectively address HIV/AIDS. This project is targeted at African American girls who are at risk for contact with juvenile justice system, homelessness and running away, and other life situations making them vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The key activities include training and recruiting high-risk youth peer educators through internet and community outreach activities, engaging 100 high-risk youth through online social networking sites to complete HIV/AIDS education; providing training to HIV/AIDS service agencies and conducting 24 hours of on-site HIV prevention with high-risk youths who don't have access to a computer. It is expected that the project will result in an improvement of the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of targeted high-risk minority youth and a reduction in health disparities. Formative and summative evaluations will be conducted to track the progress towards achieving outputs (number of clients served and scope of service provided) and outcomes (impacts on the targeted individuals). Quantitative and qualitative methods, such as surveys and document reviews, will be used to collect data and identify project effectiveness.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:

  • Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems

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