The Clearinghouse model is the foundation of all Love INC affiliates and includes these basic steps:
1. Receive request for help.
Requests for help are received in the Love INC Clearinghouse either directly from a person in need or when a person is referred to Love INC by a local agency or church.
2. Assess the need.
Trained Love INC volunteers or staff screens the
request to determine legitimacy and extent of the need, and to
discover any deeper issues fueling the crisis. Love INC determines
what help the client has already received from agencies or churches,
and ensures the need is manageable and specific.
3. Refer to help.
Love INC connects the need to the most appropriate church ministry, church volunteer, and/or local agency and the need is met.
4. Engage the client.
We follow up with each client that calls regardless of whether we directly helped or referred the client to a suitable resource.
This allows our team to stay engaged with clients in need and walk beside them during stressful times.
Helping and guiding each towards solutions for immediate needs as well as longer term issues.
Shari O. Clearinghouse Coordinator