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Vision: AIM is changing the way those are suffering from the disease of addiction are treated, one life at a time. Mission: Angels in Motion chooses to show to show love, hope and compassion in our local communities to those suffering with the disease of addiction. We maintain and build our presence in our communities, accepting those with this disease, hoping the support and education we deliver will make a difference to all those affected by addiction. This disease is not only life threatening to those suffering, but it also negatively impacts the entire family; our local communities also feel these effects. AIM is striving to make a difference in each of these aspects.
Angels in Motion started in 2015 with one woman’s efforts to rescue her child from the disease of addiction. While searching the streets of Kensington (a neighborhood in Philadelphia) for her son, Carol Rostucher saw that many other children and loved ones were suffering and lost as well.
AIM’s targeted population in need consists of a diverse group of individuals, showing that the disease of addiction does not discriminate based on race, age, economic status or locale. There is, unfortunately, a growing need for the support and services AIM provides. Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. While the opioid crisis is considered a national epidemic, our tri-state region is considered one of hardest hit areas in the country.
AIM is 100% staffed by volunteers who share the same passion and concern for their community and those suffering from this disease called addiction.