How to Get Help
P.O. Box 2141 • Merced CA 95344 Help Line: 209.383.1265 ext 100
Love In the Name of Christ
Love In the Name of Christ is a proven outreach model that helps families and individuals in need through a network of church partnerships within a given community. It is one of the most effective management and network of resources today. Love INC is cross-denominational and currently works with more than 60 Christian denominations nationwide and in Kenya, Africa.
Using the Love INC model, local churches come together as a network to meet today's growing demand of needs. Love INC's network of resources, skills, and volunteers helps people provide for themselves and their families. More disadvantaged individuals are rebuilding their lives while costing communities less, thanks to Love INC.
Jesus gave us the great commission to love one another. Love INC helps churches turn that love into action. Many people never find an appropriate place to serve within their church. Love INC uses all the skills and talents a congregation has to offer. Time and again, Love INC volunteers tell how this type of service to others enriches and changes their lives. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact our Clearinghouse Coordinator at 209-383-7034, ext. 110.
We are Christian -- everything we think, say and do is in the name of Christ.
Prayer is an integral part of who we are.
We follow Christ's example of those in need.
We value unity of the body of Christ.
We value transformation in the lives of people and communities.
We value churches living out the two great commandments to love God and love others.
We value building Christ-like relationships.
We value connectedness of the Love INC movement.
We model excellence.
We value continually maturing in our capacity to meet people's needs.
HOW IT WORKS
The Clearinghouse is the foundation of the Love INC ministry and includes these basic steps:
1) Family or Person in need calls the Love INC HELP LINE (209) 383-1265 ext. 150
2) Person in need receives a phone interview requesting information about their situation.
Trained Love INC volunteers or staff determine legitimacy and extent of the need, and explore any deeper issues fueling the crisis.
3) Person in need sends in verification of residence and income.
4) Love INC connects the person or family to the most appropriate church ministry, church volunteer, and/or local agency for support.
5) Love INC reviews the outcome. Was the immediate need met? Is there another issue that requires attention?
Through the Clearinghouse, Love INC also identifies gaps in services and resources in the community, and helps churches develop ministries to “fill in the gaps” not being met by other community resources.
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