“Love In the Name of Christ of Cuyahoga County is a Christian ministry that links partner churches, volunteers, and community partners to bring about transformation in the lives of our neighbors in need. Rather than just giving stuff, Love INC enters into a relationship with people which allows the Holy Spirit to begin the process of transformation. We believe that everyone has value and can contribute with purpose. We are called to walk together in community. Love INC transforms lives by bringing people from barely surviving to thriving – that’s more than a handout, that’s a hand up!” – Kim Klima, Board President

What We Do:

Our Mission “To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.”

How It All Began: Virgil Video

Our history goes back over 40 years. Love INC was first developed in 1977 in Holland, Michigan. The concept was created to help churches be more effective in meeting needs. Love INC is now a national movement with 122 affiliates, mobilizing 5,494 churches in 29 states and in Kenya!

How It Works:

Love INC has been helping those in need in Cuyahoga County for 22 years. Love INC is primarily funded by donations and contributions from area churches, businesses and individuals. The Love INC Resource Center is the foundation of our ministry. Many clients who come to us are barely surviving. Our desire is to see them thrive, finding hope and and to ultimately be transformed by the love of Christ. When individual lives are transformed so are our communities.

How it all works infographic.

1. Receive Request

Love INC receives requests for help directly from individuals and families or by referral through our network of churches and community agencies.

2. Assess the Need

Specially trained Love INC staff and/or volunteers conduct an intake to examine the nature, extent and validity of the need. They also try to discover any deeper issues that might be fueling the crisis.

3. Refers to Resources

After the client’s need is analyzed and verified, the need is referred to the most appropriate Love INC partner church, agency, or faith-based organization to provide resources, programs or services that address the need. When appropriate, clients are encouraged to enroll in our Transformational Ministry Life Skills classes. To learn more about our Life Skills classes, click the link below.

Life Skills

4. Follow Up

Love INC volunteers follow up with the client to see if the need was met. They also take the opportunity to provide spiritual and emotional support and try to connect the client to a local church if they desire.

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