If you know a girl who displays or is exposed to two or more of the following risk factors, the Girls United Program can help.
- alcohol or drug use
- frequently in trouble with the law
- high commitment to friends involved in criminal activity
- friends and family who are gang members
- conflict between home and school life
- gangs in or around school/neighborhood
- lack of adult role models
- parental criminality/violent attitudes
- siblings with anti-social behaviors
Girls United can also help young girls dealing with:
- harsh discipline
- family conflict
- frequent family moves
- multiple caregivers
- long periods of time with single parent care-giver
- early maturation
If this sounds like a girl you know, refer them to the program and let Girls United help.
How do I refer a young girl?
Fill out an online referral application form online (below) and a member of the Girls United staff will contact you. A referral does not guarantee acceptance, but is a first step for the youth to be considered. All information will be kept confidential.
How does Girls United work?
The program is designed to support girls aged 12-14 so they can achieve their goals for change. It provides specific and targeted learning modules in a supportive, welcoming, non-institutional environment, where learning is experiential and delivered in direct and indirect ways.
Girls United aims to:
- increase protective factors for girls, like self-reliance, resilience, pro-social and life skills
- reduce risk factors as well as the negative impacts of the gender-based risk, like sexism, gender-based exploitation, sexual abuse, child pornography, prostitution, and poverty
- share intervention strategies to help girls at risk from engaging in criminal and or gang activities
Girls United works privately and confidentially with each girl, with the consent of the parent or guardian.