- In July 2015, AHA started the CAP Homeless Prevention and Emergency Assistance Programs to assist Monmouth County Residents at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.
- Eligible clients are able to receive a grant up to $2,000 to assist with a security deposit, rentalarears, mortgage payment, utility bills or outstanding property taxes.
- AHA has partnered with the Bayshore Family Success Center, Community Affairs and Resource Center, Mental Health Association and HABcore to better assist clients throughout Monmouth County.
Youth Workforce Development
- The AHA-CAP Youth Workforce Development program is available to Monmouth County youth between the ages of 18 and 26 that are at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.
- The program provides a 1 year paid internship to each student.
- Upon completion of the education component, each student will receive a pay increase from$400 per week to $500 per week.
- Half of each student’s salary is paid by AHA and the remainder is paid by their employer.
- AHA has partnered with St Marks to address the inability to access nutritious meals low income residents of Monmouth County currently face.
- St Marks is a local soup kitchens and pantry that serves daily meals to both homeless and low income residents of Monmouth County.
- AHA has partnered with SCAN to low income seniors with a tablet and Wi-Fi service.
- Seniors attend monthly group sessions to learn how to use the tablet, how to install and use various apps, and how to communicate via email and skype.
- Seniors are also presented with wellness workshops on various health topics such as diabetes management and exercise.
Summer Recreation Program
- AHA has partnered with BGCM to provide an 8-week Summer Program that will focus on STEM + Arts or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).
- The STEAM program includes an international cultural immersion experience which includes students from China, Spain, and/or France.
After-School Tutoring Program
- AHA has partnered with Mathnasium to provide an after-school math tutoring program from September through June.
- The AHA CAP has created a transportation assistance program to provide low income families with access to public and private transportation.
- Qualified individuals receive either bus passes or taxi vouchers, to assist them with transportation to and from work and other essential appointments.