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Clearinghouse

Those in Need/Desiring to Move Forward

Types of calls received:

Crisis
Life Transition
Information

(Referrals from individuals, churches, agencies)

 

Love INC Clearinghouse Provides

Needs Assessment and Prayer  (if desired)

Intake (Covers housing, employment, education, health, mental health, relationships, goals)

Social Work Triage & Intervention Plan

Information (over 70 fact sheets available)

Referrals (see below)

Follow up (access outcomes/ongoing needs)

Case Management (in selected cases and with certain focused populations)

 

 

 

                                                                                                                      

 Love INC Clearinghouse refers to: 
  

Love INC Programs

The Love Seat (Furniture Bank and clothing closet)

Living Large for Real (life skills classes)

Side by Side (focused coaching in financial management, job search, housing assistance, HSE/college tutoring and/or life purpose/goal setting)

Extra Mile (extended mentoring)

Local Churches

Love INC Partner Gap Ministries (Tots Clothing Closet, Hygiene Closet, Laundry Love, Baby Equipment Closet, Holiday/Home Bound Food, Benevolence funds)

Existing Church Ministries (basic needs and support)

Church Ministry Development Teams (creative solutions to individual needs and new ministry development)

Community Agencies

Social Service & Faith-based (wide range of cooperative relationships)

Integrated Case Management (In2Action Prison Transition Program)

Partnerships  (shared space/pro bono services/equipment loan - The Caring People, St. Raymond’s Society, Rehab Services for the Blind, local counselors)

Internships/Practicums

 

The approach taken is person rather than need focused and emphasizes relationship building and long term solutions as well as addressing immediate concerns.  For those in need, the clearinghouse provides as one of its services, a single point of entry to access church benevolence assistance.  For local churches, it offers a means to provide a coordinated response to those in need in the community and a means to move from strictly offering emergency relief to also engaging in developmental programs that can bring lasting change to those being helped.  Love INC encourages church based volunteers to live out the message of "love your neighbor" by befriending and getting to know our neighbors in need.  As relationships are formed all involved are enriched and deeper bonds of understanding and trust are forged in our community.