Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM)
PO Box 7331
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
|Primary Contact||Kimberley Fontaine|
|Executive Director||Kimberley Fontaine|
|Primary Focus Area||Hunger/Housing/Poverty|
AIM’s mission is to provide emergency assistance to residents of Charlottesville & Albemarle County who are threatened with homelessness, loss of utilities such as water or power, or other temporary financial or medical crises.
AIM seeks to keep families from being evicted; from losing access to water, heat, or cooling; to provide access to much needed medical care; and to help with essential living and work-related expenses. In addition to rent and utilities, AIM provides assistance for smaller emergencies such as prescriptions; eye exams and eyeglasses; dentures; air conditioning units, work training certifications needed for employment; car repairs; and bus tickets out of town to leave a local shelter and relocate.
When an emergency occurs, most individuals & families have nowhere to turn for assistance. Helping families meet their basic housing requirements enables them to maintain self-respect and family stability and to remain self-reliant, productive citizens. Helping individuals with medical expenses, including the elderly, is essential to their health and well-being. Assisting families in tangible ways as they struggle with financial and medical emergencies is an investment in community vigor and strength.
AIM was founded by 14 congregations in 1981 to serve as a central agency to screen and help individuals in need and to prevent potential misuse of funds by individuals who may travel from congregation to congregation requesting duplicative assistance.
AIM receives financial support from a diverse group of 47 faith-based organizations/members, foundations and grants, individuals, service clubs, and fundraisers.
AIM relies on donations to be able to serve the high client demand in the community. AIM has two staff members: a part-time director and a part-time intake specialist and is also supported by 12 dedicated volunteers.
|Description:||AIM cannot meet its high client demand for temporary emergency assistance without the generous support of individuals, foundations, businesses, and service clubs. |
All donations are essential to our mission and to helping community members in need.
We are grateful for your support!