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Our mission is to help create a world
that supports and enhances
the lives of people
infected with and affected by
HIV and AIDS.
This year marks our 25th Anniversary. As part of our celebration we will sharing stories from throughout the years and hosting an event a month. You can read the first five stories on our Financial Page. Our current story is listed below. Please continue to check the website and our facebook page for the details.
25 stories for 25 years
Many of you know me. My name is Jimmy Chodzinski. As of late, I’ve been writing my family tree and its deeply touching to be included amongst the branches. It’s a beautiful image, isn’t it? Because like a tree a family is a living thing that flourishes in the summer, sheds its autumn glory, endures the rough winter and lives to grow again. When moving back to South bend in 1996 from New York, I was a stranger, perhaps a little stranger than most. At first, things weren’t always easy but in time, South Bend once again became the home and my family . Like trees in a forest, our own branches grow up to the sky while at the same time our “roots” drive down deep and that’s what’s at stake for “our” lives. Without the enduring love that supports a family, we could never hope to be the beautiful people that we can be. AM/AA is that family. They’ve helped me with doctor appointments, dentist appointments, housing, and pantry. I am grateful to have been associated with AM/AA. They are loving, caring and attentive. My caseworker even made to time to come visit me when I was hospitalized. I am not the only person who needs help. There are many that do. I am very thankful for all the help I’ve gotten. May God bless all the people with HIV/AIDS!
To find out more about AIDS Ministries history and vision for the
future, visit our About Us page.