The Bridges program seeks to bridge youth services to clients that have aged out of government care.
“We had a 22 year old girl who was fleeing domestic abuse, couch surfing, unemployed and very distraught from the traumatic experience of being alone through this difficult time. She did not have parents to help her so she reached out to ACS. Bridges was able to give her the support she needed to find housing, gain employment and access food and clothing.” – Simone, Manager of Youth Services
Better at Home
The Better at Home program assists seniors to continue living independently in their own homes by providing friendly, non-medical home support.
“On several occasions, Better at Home staff have arrived and found clients in severe medical distress, too weak to call 911 themselves. Our staff have been able to contact emergency services and wait with clients while paramedics arrive to assist them.” -Karen, Program Coordinator
The Food Bank aims to provide food, basic necessities, dental care and emergency assistance for individuals and families in their times of need.
“I am a disabled army vet supporting two people on one pension. My wife suffers from severe depression and we just lost our baby. Without the food bank, I don’t know where we would be. We are so grateful for the support that we have received.” -Adam, Client
How Was the Area of Greatest Need Fund Allocated This Year?
At ACS, we’re about people helping people. It’s about rallying our community to make sure that everyone is taken care of. That includes newborns, seniors and everyone in between. And it certainly includes those in crisis.
But often times, those crises are hard to predict, and rarely do they come with government support. That’s why we’re asking for your help. Your donation to our Area of Greatest Need Fund makes sure that people in our community get the help they need, when they need it.