(Achieving Interdependence through Mentoring)
Project AIM is a unique, outcome-oriented program that strives to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families, and reduce isolation through mentoring and ongoing support. The program model matches client families who are trying to break out of the poverty cycle with 2-4 adult volunteer mentors who can offer emotional and practical support. Committed mentors serve to strengthen each participating family unit by helping them identify barriers and set individual goals and determine resources that promote self-sufficiency. The intensive support system creates a powerful bond through the mentor/family relationship which in turn, creates trust, action and accountability as a family moves toward self-sufficiency.
Through extensive case management/life coaching, mentorship, and support groups, families get the support they need to continue working toward their goals. Case managers have a small caseload of families, allowing them to develop a close relationship with the families they serve and provide intensive social work intervention. Case managers help families by developing the dreams participants have for their families into attainable goals and developing plans to accomplish those goals, advocating for families within the community, and promoting opportunities for the family to become better connected to the community.
Beyond case management/life coaching, mentoring and family share time, Project AIM offers assistance within the eight domains or services areas of Lower Lights Ministries