Aurora Interfaith Community Services
What We Do...
Provides emergency assistance: food, clothing, layettes, utility assistance, pharmacy aid, bus tickets, school supplies, and case management to financially distressed residents of Aurora.
In the details...
Henry (name changed) was referred to Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS) by his parole officer. Staff provided him with food and job referrals. He wrote the staff a letter of thanks after he secured a construction job saying, "thank you, Christian ladies, for the food and can opener..." Henry said he felt alone when he was homeless and "this was a time when no one seemed to care." Henry, to his credit, found a job that suited his skills and now had his own apartment. His story demonstrates how a time of crisis becomes a positive turning point through this emergency agency's welcome assistance. Moreover, many program recipients give back to AICS with donations, as Henry did, or with volunteer time.
(Note: Volunteers provided the twin dolls and strollers which were selected by the little girl in the photo below as she waited for her mother to choose her groceries for the family.)
Make An Impact...
Provide a household of 5 with groceries for a week valued at $260 due to inkind donations and Feeding America
Supply new socks or underwear to 7 children
Help prevent the shut off of water for a household for one week