WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE // OUR MISSION
Here at AIM, our mission is to reduce the destructive impact of addiction, reduce the threat of relapse and increase prevention efforts across our communities. Specifically we promote the following:
• AIM offers financial and moral support to families by sponsoring and mentoring their loved ones through the
addiction treatment and recovery process.
• AIM helps recovery program graduates gain addiction independence by offering post recovery sustainability through apprenticeship opportunities and career counseling.
• AIM helps drive awareness of the dangers of addiction and supports prevention activities and events.
"I'm not afraid to fail...I'm scared to death of dying and having the Lord say to me, Angelica, this is what you might have done had you trusted more."
MOTHER ANGELICA, EWTN
WHO WE ARE // OUR TEAM
Jim is a resident of Fort Mill, SC and has been a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill, SC for the past 15 years. Over the course of the past 25 years, Jim has held leadership positions in the IT industry for several Fortune 100 companies. He has taught faith formation at St. Philip Neri for the past 13 years and serves as the Spiritual Development Committee leader for the Fort Mill Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, council 12366. He has partnered with Matt and Chan Ruotolo in the effort to address the addiction and relapse problem across our country. Jim is passionate about encouraging transformation and inspiring a compelling future for those struggling with addiction.
Matt is fulfilling a dream to help those suffering from life altering drug and alcohol addictions. Matt is married to fellow AIM Director Chan Ruotolo and they are members of Radiant Church of Charlotte. Matt is a graduate of Teen Challenge. Since graduating, the Lord has given him a tremendous desire to give back and help those who are struggling with addiction. He understands how addiction affects the family unit in such devastating ways. Together, Matt and Chan are examples of how Christ’s love and grace can fully restore broken relationships and create strong ties and unities. Matt serves as a director of our ministry and specializes in helping those with addictions make informed decisions about recovery and sustainability upon graduation.
Like her husband Matt, Chan has a passion to help the loved ones of those suffering from addiction find peace and solutions. Matt and Chan are members of Radiant Church of Charlotte. Since Matt’s graduation, the Lord has called on Chan in a special way for the purpose of helping family members. She understands how addiction affects the family unit in such devastating ways. Together, Matt and Chan are examples of how Christ’s love and grace can fully restore broken relationships and create strong ties and unities. Chan is a Registered Nurse serving in a hospice program for the last 9 years. In her early career, she worked for several years as a Behavioral Health nurse and Detox specialist. Chan is a director of our Ministry and specializes in helping families break the cycle of addiction and live a restored life.
WHO WE ARE // ADVISORY COUNCIL
FATHER JOHN GIULIANI
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
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If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us:
Addiction Independence Ministry
2764 Pleasant Road
PO Box 10917
Fort Mill, SC 29708