Overview of our Network of Services
LOVE Christian Clearinghouse was incorporated as a 501C-3 non-profit organization in 1985. As an affiliate of Love INC Our mission is to mobilize the church to transform lives and communitites in the name of Christ. We work in partnership with local churches and other social service agencies to help needy families/households in DuPage County.
Our foundational ministry, the Clearinghouse Call-In Center, links people in need with helpful DuPage County resources and provides limited emergency financial assistance to help individuals and families overcome a temporary financial crisis that is threatening their housing situation.
Families that are facing a chronic financial situation and require long-term financial solutions are referred to local service agencies equiped to handle their situations.
“Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works." Hebrews 10:24
How can Love INC help Churches help the community?
- Helps generate untapped volunteer resources that already exist in local churches to meet needs both within and outside the church.
- Screens requests for help as to nature, extent, and legitimacy.
- Helps prevent church duplication of existing services already available in the community.
- Discovers if those requesting assistance are already receiving help from other churches or agencies. The LOVE Inc screening process ensures legitimate needs are met.
- Provides long-term, 'moving forward' solutions for those who are chronically in need or have multiple needs.
- Enables churches to assist those outside of their own congregation and be good stewards of church resources.
- Helps prevent churches from building dependency in those they assist by discovering and solving problems at the root level.
- Helps provide specific, manageable opportunities for churches to reach out with God’s love to people in need.
- Lessens the burden of any one church by increasing the use of volunteers to meet legitimate needs and rotating assistance among network churches. LOVE Inc is very cost-effective.
- Offers a unified witness of God’s love to the community as Christian churches work together in the name of Christ.