Arlington Urban Ministries
Arlington Urban Ministries (AUM)’s mission is to provide emergency assistance for utilities, rent, and food to those in crisis in our community. Funding is requested to support the Arlington Independent School District's Families in Transition Program. A pilot initiative, AUM’s Thriving Families program seeks to help at least two families move from a weekly hotel into a more stable, permanent location by providing financial classes, job search help, moving resources, furniture and household items, utility assistance, and emotional support. Data from the pilot will be used to refine and improve the program’s design. Services will be provided to the families for 3-6 months as they work towards stability.