The Clearinghouse Ministry mode forms the foundation for all Love INC ministries in all affiliates. Every affiliate begins with the Clearinghouse mode of ministry and every affiliate will always have the Clearinghouse mode no matter what other ministry modes it may develop. All Love INC ministry is built off of the Clearinghouse foundation.
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 need(s) 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(s).
- 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.