Why AUM ?
AUM clients are unemployed, working at low paying hourly jobs, disabled, elderly, sick, and homeless. AUM clients are also families who until recently lived comfortably and were able to pay their bills on time. Now after losing jobs, sometimes for both parents, and depleting their savings, they now need help
Housing expenses are crippling many low income family budgets. Once a family is evicted or disconnected, the fees for utility reconnection or the deposit for another house/apartment can be insurmountable. Asking for help is difficult and embarrassing for many clients, especially when they have never had to ask for help before
Your financial donation is needed more than ever. With your help, more families will avoid home eviction. More children will retain an important stabilizing influence in their life, their neighborhood school. More senior and disabled citizens on fixed incomes will receive financial assistance for unusually high utility bills.
Imagine the difference your gift will make for Arlington's poor and disadvantaged. Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me--you did it to me. Matthew 25:40
Both Tom and Cindy are employed, but at low paying hourly wages. Each month they manage to pay all their bills, but there is never any money left to put into savings. Last month, Cindy was ill and then their 8-year old son also became ill; consequently, she missed a week of work. With no savings to rely on, they were unable to pay all of next month�s rent.
Cindy called the United Way 2-1-1 Helpline for assistance and was referred to AUM. With help from our supporters, AUM was able to pay the final portion of their rent and keep this deserving family safely in their apartment. Read more AUM Stories
AUM provides emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents in crisis
To receive assistance: APPLICATION
♦ Client must live in Arlington
♦ Bring a picture ID
♦ Client's name must be on the utility bill or lease
♦ Provide proof of all income in household.
Such as, paystubs for last 30 days
for anyone in household over age 18,
Section 8 Housing letter, Food Stamps
letter, and free school lunch letter.
receive an appointment, a completed
application must first be returned
to the AUM office for review. Client
will then be contacted within 48
hours to schedule an appointment.
Applications are available at the
AUM office at 701 Dugan
Street between 9a-5p, Monday -
Thursday. Or, print
Emergency Food Pantry
AUM operates a non-perishable food pantry for its clients. AUM also provides food and special items for the homeless.