Founded upon compassion, AIM assists people with their immediate crisis and provides them with the tools that can change their future. Our goal as volunteers and staff is to empower the participants to become self-sufficient. The majority of AIM clients come to us living on a monthly budget of less than $1,500 per month. Some of AIM clients are employed, however, are being paid at or just above minimum wage. This equates to approximately $290 gross income before taxes.
By providing rent and utility assistance, financial coaching, and referrals, the Pivotal Support Program offers struggling households a hand-up to propel them along on their journey towards self-sufficiency. When the first COVID-19 lockdown occurred, the program shifted to an online application and orientation process. As soon as the lockdown ended, case workers began seeing clients in-person again, although services looked a bit different - face masks were required and social distancing guidelines limited the number of individuals allowed inside AIM’s facilities.