AMEN provides same-day emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents who are in crisis and cannot pay their bills for basic needs.
Since 1975, AMEN has been a front-line defense against homelessness , offering same-day emergency assistance to Arlington residents for rent, pharmacy and medical bills, food, utilities, and transportation needs (checks are made out directly to the creditor, e.g. landlord, medical provider, utility).
Arlington has a vulnerable population that is adversely and disproportionately affected by the economic downturn. Those on fixed incomes and workers with low wages or reduced work hours find their incomes cannot provide for their daily needs. Those with limited education and limited job skills are more likely to be subject to lay-off or work cutbacks.
AMEN's Homelessness Prevention program aims to stop homelessness before it starts. With four part-time staff and 30 volunteers, it annually serves approximately 3,500 clients in Arlington County. Your donation keeps countless families warm, safe, and at home. AMEN to that.