WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

As a result of the Pandemic, community, state and federal agencies have decided to partner together to form a triage to better assist our community.  Specifically, we are working alongside SHARE, United Way and Clemson Community Care.  Please know that if you apply for assistance your application may be shared with these other organizations.  We feel this is in your best interest to eliminate the travel and paperwork to multiple agencies.  We are working hard to help each family effectively and efficiently.

PIVOTAL SUPPORT

AIM will be accepting applications by mail/email during this period when we are unable to have person-to-person contact.  Currently, we are assisting with rent/mortgage and utility bills including electricity, gas and water. We understand this may be a challenging and uncertain time and hope to help ease the burden.  Many utility companies suspended disconnects during our Stay at Home order, however your bills will now be due and disconnections/evictions will proceed.  

To receive assistance please watch this Service Orientation:

And then complete the Survey: PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CODE AT THE END OF THE SURVEY. PLEASE WRITE DOWN THIS CODE AS YOU CANNOT TAKE IT TWICE.

You can obtain and submit your application online here:

Send to our email address at support@aimcharity.org

 

In the subject line, please put your name and last 4 of your social security number.  The additional documents must be attached or a copy mailed (DO NOT send originals) for all that apply (A photo copy will be accepted):

_____ Identification Card for APPLYING Adult Household Member

_____ Release of Information

_____ Social Security Card(s) for ALL Household Members

_____ Utility Bill for the past due period, or Past Due Letter/Cut-off Notice

_____ Landlord Form (for Rent/Mortgage)

_____ Copy of Current Lease (for Rent/Mortgage)

INCOME FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

_____ Paycheck Stubs (last 30 days)

_____ Section 8 or Subsidy Housing Letter

_____ Food Stamps                             _____ Families First

_____ Child Support (ID number)     _____ SSI Payment

_____ Disability                                    _____ SSI Payment Pending

_____ Unemployment                        _____ Retirement / Pension             

Please include a summary of explanation as to why you are requesting help. Please include if this is COVID-19 related. Examples include but not limited to, a reduction in work hours, medical expenses, car expenses, unforeseen cost, taking care of a grandchild.  Please be as detailed as possible.  We will ask for supporting documentation if not included. 

Once your application is received, with all documentation, you will receive a call within a week to schedule a Phone Interview.  After the phone interview is complete you will be contacted by the next day as to whether we can assist you.

If you are interested  in signing up for SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy families), or Medicaid, applications are being referred to SC Thrive Hub call center until we are able to have in person appointments.  Please call 800-726-8774.

Better Money Habits

AIM has partnered with local financial banking partners to help individuals and families break the poverty cycle.  We may require you to watch some brief videos if we believe it will be beneficial to your circumstance before we can assist financially.  Feel free to watch any or all of them.

Better Money Habits® is a series of free financial education materials and lessons that break down day-to-day money management concepts like saving, budgeting, credit and more in an accessible way.  Bank of America partnered with Khan Academy to create Better Money Habits to help people create habits to achieve their financial goals. 

Ways to Save Money on your Monthly Bills

Ways to Save Money on Your Monthly Bills

Negotiation with Creditors

Negotiating with Creditors

How to Save Money Everyday

How to Save Money Everyday

Strategies for Paying Down Debts

Strategies for Paying Down Debts

Steps to Help you Get Out of Debt

How to Set a Budget and Stick to It

Worksheets:

The True Costs of Minimum Payments

HUNGER MINISTRIES

Our Food Pantry is now serving Mondays- Fridays starting at 9 am while provisions last. Please park in the main parking lot, stay in your cars, and wait patiently. We are distributing food in a "drive thru" fashion, so please wait until we direct you. Have your ID and space for a box of food ready when you arrive. No numbers will be given at this time.

OUR MISSION

Connecting people with support, resources, and education so they can empower themselves to become self-sufficient.

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CONTACT

864-226-CARE (2273)

Fax: 864-225-0349

1202 SOUTH MURRAY AVENUE

ANDERSON, SC 29624

 

www.aimcharity.org

Hours

8 AM - 4 PM Monday-Thursday

8 AM - 2 PM Fridays

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