AIM does not charge a fee for our services. Those services include social activities; opportunities for recreation, fitness, and learning; and transportation to work and AIM activities.
AIMers incur the regular costs associated with adult life, including rent, utilities, medical care, entertainment, and food.
AIM does not own an apartment complex nor provide housing. AIMers live in a regular apartment complex where the majority of their neighbors are not part of the AIM program. Like all the tenants who live there, AIMers lease their apartment directly from the apartment complex, and AIM is not a party to that lease. AIMers pay the standard market rate which fluctuates based on market conditions. According to the apartment website, current rents start around $1,550 for a 1-bedroom unit and around $1,800 for a 2-bedroom unit. A 2-bedroom unit shared by 2 people means each pays about $900 for rent.
Although all AIMers live at the same apartment, for the safety of our community, AIM does not publish the address nor the name of that apartment.
Although AIMers are quite independent, they do need some support. For example, they might need assistance with menu planning, making sure their apartment is clean and free of hazards, figuring out work schedules, assistance paying bills or managing medications, etc. Families provide that assistance themselves or hire an attendant utilizing Medicaid waiver programs or private pay.
AIMers are employed and very proud of the fact that they are able to help support themselves. Some also receive disability benefits. In the event that expenses exceed an AIMer's income, families are willing to help cover the difference.