The Peace and Justice Ministry will welcome Carol Rostucher, founder of Angels in Motion (AIM), who will share her story and describe how AIM has grown to meet the needs of those suffering from addiction, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.
Angels in Motion started with her efforts to rescue her child from the disease of addiction. While searching the streets of Kensington for her son, Rostucher saw that many other children and loved ones were suffering and lost as well.
AIM, founded on harm reduction, reaches out to people struggling with the disease of addiction in the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Each month AIM distributes over 2,000 blessing bags, consisting of nonperishable snacks, to the homeless and those in active addiction.
AIM works directly with individuals by providing support, resources, and education. Support includes transportation to treatment or doctor’s appointments or obtaining IDs. Volunteers also advocate for treatment rather than jail for clients, and help in overcoming obstacles to recovery.