LOVE INC OF LAFAYETTE
Most communities these days have at least one resource that people in need can turn to during a difficult time. When communities have several resources that operate independently, they cannot adequately meet current and growing levels of needs. Likewise, one church alone cannot deal with all of the complex issues of poverty. It takes churches working together, across denominational lines, to meet these multifaceted needs.
Love INC is the bridge between community resources, local churches, and the people in need of help.
WHAT DOES LOVE INC OF LAFAYETTE DO?
Love INC connects people in need with resources that can help people.
Love INC of Lafayette operates a local clearinghouse which maintains information on resources available to people in need through the talents of individual people, church outreach ministries, and community agencies.
The Love INC Clearinghouse:
- Receives requests for help. A person in need calls the Love INC Clearinghouse with a request(s) for help.
- Assesses the need. Volunteers or staff conduct an intake to examine the nature, extent, and legitimacy of the client’s need.
- Provides help. After the client’s need is analyzed and verified, the need is referred to the most appropriate Love INC partner church, church volunteer, agency, and/or faith-based organization to provide resources, programs, or services that address the need.
- Follows up. Clearinghouse volunteers follow up with the client and volunteer or ministry that provided the assistance. A visit from a pastor or church volunteer is also offered.
Love INC offers assistance to anyone in the Lafayette Parish community who is in need.
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Love INC helps churches mobilize their members to reach out to the poor and needy in their community, creating many more specific, manageable opportunities to serve.
Many people possess gifts and talents they don't believe can be used for ministry, but we truly have a place for everyone! Love INC inventories the many different skills a congregation has to offer and then calls on those people when that specific need arises.
Love INC identifies unmet needs in the community and helps churches build ministries to fill the gaps in services as well as build relationships with unreached people.
From baby items to medical equipment to clothing and food, Love INC of Lafayette helps churches organize services and products through Gap Ministries to meet real needs in our community without duplicating existing resources.