AUM will empower clients by providing support, education and resources to improve their long-term financial stability.
Our Core ValuesIn all that we do, AUM will lead with a faith-based spirit that is inclusive and ecumenical, demonstrate compassion and respect, uphold the highest standard of ethics and integrity, and ensure effective stewardship of donor gifts.
AUM was first formed as a ministry of the United Methodist Churches of Arlington to assist Arlington’s impoverished. In 2002, AUM became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our core program has remained the same - reducing homelessness and loss of utilities for low income families by providing emergency financial assistance. AUM has now evolved into an ecumenical faith-based organization that is supported by many denominations, civic groups and individuals.
AUM first opened in a tiny space inside the Goodwill Store on Park Row. We then moved to a small office on South Cooper and in 2005 we moved to our current location at 701 Dugan Street. Recognizing the need to fund its emergency programs, in 2002 AUM and volunteers opened the Nu2U Resale store on Pioneer Parkway. August 1, 2013, Nu2U moved to its new location on Park Row and store proceeds continue to fund AUM”s financial assistance programs.
AUM serves Arlington residents without regard to differences, such as, race, sex, ethnicity, age, religion, and non-religion. AUM assists clients who are homeless, exited from shelters, elderly, disabled, unemployed and the working poor. We also provide 1-2 days of food for each family, as well as sack lunches for the homeless.
Beginning December 2010 in partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, AUM hosts a monthly Mobile Food Pantry that provides each family with 40 lbs. of free, fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy, bread, and meat. More than 600 families attend each monthly Mobile Food Pantry.
AUM is governed by a nineteen member Board of Directors. The Mission Office and the Nu2U Resale Store are managed by full and part-time staff and supported by hundreds of faithful volunteers.