Aeon

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 901 North 3rd Street Suite 150 Minneapolis MN 55401 USA

Mission: Aeon's mission is to create and sustain quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities. Aeon's vision is that every person has a home and is interconnected within community. An award-winning nonprofit owner, developer and manager of quality affordable housing, Aeon's properties offer affordability to individuals working minimum wage jobs who struggle to pay for housing, food, transportation and health care. Aeon 1) revitalizes neighborhoods by transforming unstable urban sites into thriving, affordable place to live; 2) strengthens residents' housing stability and creates home through its Resident Connections services; and 3) partners to create community assets that provide long-term sustainable solutions to the shortage of quality, affordable housing.
Results: Each year, more than 3,500 individuals and families find home at Aeon 35 properties. Aeon currently offers more than 2,100 apartment and town homes and aims to add 200 affordable apartment homes each year.
Target demographics: Aeon provides high-quality affordable homes to individuals and families, particularly household earning low and moderate incomes and formerly homeless adults and youth.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2011, more than 600 formerly homeless adults and youth found home and were linked to life changing services. Annually, more than 3,500 benefit from living at an Aeon property.
Geographic areas served: Aeon offers affordable housing options in the Twin Cities metro, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Brooklyn Center, Chaska and Roseville.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer with my husband and my daughers. I found this organization online several years ago when I was looking for an opportunity where I could combine my love of cooking with my desire to help others. AEON was absolutely the answer. Several times a year my family along with a few friends purchase, cook and serve to the same AEON property. I love that we are able to serve to the same property every time as we have become very close to the residents. It has been a wonderful experience, and the residents are so humble and thankful. I would HIGHLY recommend this organization to anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with Aeon when my company participated in a clean-up day around their properties. It was nice to connect with my coworkers in a setting outside of work and get some fresh air while helping others. Then, I helped serve meals at Aeon apartment complexes. I love the Share-A-Meal program because the volunteers and tenants have fun while doing it, and I pick up some cooking tips along the way! I also attended several fundraising events put on by Connect, a young professionals group in alignment with Aeon’s mission. The Connect members get creative in finding ways to support the organization. Finally, I volunteered to teach computer skills at one of the apartments monthly. I realized that it doesn’t seem like much to share a couple hours of my time and some computer know-how that I might take for granted, but it can mean a lot to the residents. In all of these experiences with Aeon, the staff has been incredibly dedicated and resourceful, the residents are thoughtful and appreciative, and I’m proud to be a part of it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I have volunteered with Aeon for many years. It is such a rewarding experience. We bring our children with us. We serve meals to the same people in the same building. They people have become like family to us. We love to prep and cook and serve and eat and visit with the people who have become friends of ours. It is something we share with our friends. There is a small group of us that plan, buy, make and serve these great people about 5 times a year. The organization is amazing to work with. It is easy yo volunteer and you really feel that they really care about the residents and the volunteers. I really enjoy being able to bring my children. They are always excited to join us. They serve food and sit and talk with the people. The people there are excited to see them grow. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone who is looking for a life changing ongoing volunteer program to work with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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