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Nonprofits Join Forces to Help Seniors Find Secure Housing

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Two nonprofits are aiming to reduce the number of homeless seniors Two nonprofits are aiming to reduce the number of homeless seniors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Two Charlottesville nonprofits are working together to end senior homelessness.

Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM) and People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) created the Secure Seniors Program, which helps seniors find secure, permanent housing in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

The program will give seniors funding for the first month of rent, along with security deposits for up to $500 each.

The deposits are part of a revolving fund, so once it’s used for one person it can be used again for another.

“Many times they have very compromised conditions, you can have seniors with chronic health issues,” says Kimberley Fontaine of AIM. “The senior population is actually rising in our homeless populations nationally, if you take a look at some of the statistics.”

Both AIM and PACEM are looking for some help funding this new program.

If you would like to help, click here to donate to PACEM or click here to donate to AIM.