In December 2016, following a development process with Love INC National, seven local Christian churches, in partnership with Love INC, opened a Love INC Clearinghouse. Recently, hardships facing Dillon residents increased when three agencies closed. But God had a plan. “The closures made space for God’s church to fill in the gaps of service through Love INC,” said Executive Director, Laura Malescich.
Today, they serve neighbors in need by providing basic material goods and mentorship. The mentorship program connects church volunteers to residents to help find employment and manage finances.
The affiliate plans to expand services in 2018 after receiving training in Transformational Ministry from Love INC National. “Local families will experience the love of Christ as they gather weekly with their mentors for food, fellowship, and life-skills training. We are expectantly watching for God to move in both our volunteers and neighbors,” said Laura.