30% of the population of Armenia are living below the poverty line. Through the Sponsor a Family program, the generosity of our sponsors allows us to provide ongoing support to vulnerable families to ensure they always have access to food, shelter, medication and more. Through your help, we can continue to support families in severe poverty, such as those who still live in metal tin homes since the 1988 Spitak earthquake.
Currently, Armenia is facing a major humanitarian crisis, as over 100,000 people from Artsakh are displaced and living in temporary shelters in Armenia after experiencing 44 days of indiscriminate missile and drone strikes by Azerbaijani forces, hitting hospitals, schools, homes and Churches, as well as losing territorial lands that were home to many of these people from Artsakh.
Our team is working to provide immediate food, warm clothing, medication, and shelter to the refugees, whilst we evaluate their long-term needs to provide ongoing support through the generosity of our sponsors.
ACM is committed to supporting as many of these people as possible through the generosity of our sponsors and donors.
Our field officers identify and evaluate a family in need, and submit a report with photos to the ACM, where we review and make a decision on who is sponsored through our initiative. Currently, family sponsorships start from as little as US$90 per month, where supports such as food, rent, heat, medication, and education are provided dependant on the needs of the sponsored family.
After receiving your registration as a sponsor, we work to match you with a family in need and begin the process of registering the selected family with the Armenian Government. All of our families are registered with the government, and as the support comes in, we show proof of benefit to the government.
Throughout the course of your sponsorship program, we provide you with updates on the family and their developments. We can also offer a meet-and-greet service if you ever visit Armenia, where you can personally bond with your new family.
Family sponsorships are for a minimum of 12 months. On the anniversary of your sponsorship, our team will be in touch to confirm if you are willing to continue providing much-needed ongoing support to our families in need.