Love INC of Clay County is located in Freedom House along with three other faith based nonprofit ministries; In As Much Ministries, Rebuilding Together, and Hillcrest Ministries.
Bringing Christian churches together to help the poor in coordinated, tangible ways that demonstrate God’s Love.
We see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need in their communities.
The Love INC offices are open Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm (closed from 12:00pm to 12:30pm for lunch).
Help Line: (816) 781-3200
Fax Line: (816) 781-3261
Love INC of Clay County began in November 1990 and is an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its own board of directors, executive director, staff and volunteers. It is part of a network of more than 135 Love INC affiliates in the US and overseas.
Love INC is a partnership of Christian churches that have joined together to provide volunteer and financial support for the operation of Love INC. Love INC makes it possible for churches to effectively respond to the complex issues of need and poverty by connecting people in need with people who care.
Through Love INC, area churches and hundreds of individual Christians are mobilized to work together, across denominational lines, to provide coordinated and tangible help for the poor. This network of church partners, and the faithful volunteers and donors are committed to ensuring that the poor in Clay County are not forgotten.
Love INC of Clay County is first of all a clearinghouse for people in need, serving anyone with a manageable need who is living at or below 150% of poverty and a current resident of Clay County, Missouri. Love INC does not discriminate in who it serves based of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or gender, and does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or gender. A manageable need means that there are people and resources identified and available from local churches or community agencies to address the need.
For 30 years Love INC of Clay County has opened its doors to families in need. Sometimes the needs were small and easily met. At other times a crisis had created a need that could only be met through the generous help of many.
Clearinghouse: The foundation of Love INC of Clay County is its Clearinghouse Ministry which maintains information on resources available to people in need with over 350 agencies, programs or services available to the poor.
Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance: Love INC provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families facing eviction from their home or apartment or the shut-off of their utilities. Individuals receiving emergency financial assistance must be able to maintain their household after assistance is given, and have income sufficient to meet their ongoing needs.
Family Care Plan: Love INC keeps in touch with assisted families through its monthly care plan ministry. The Care Plan is a promise to families receiving financial assistance that we will stay connected by providing six months of ongoing Gap and Prayer Ministry assistance.
Gap Ministry: The Gap Ministry fills any unmet needs or “gaps” in community services for people in need. The primary focus is on providing clients with the opportunity to receive personal care and household cleaning items with dignity.
Prayer Team: One of the Core Values of Love INC is prayer. As a way of living out that value, Love INC has developed a prayer ministry that connects client, volunteers, staff, churches, and board members in a network of prayer.
Easter Baskets of Love: In the Spring, Love INC serves families in need with Easter Baskets of Love. Each Basket is filled with candy, toys and an age appropriate Bible.
Mom’s Day Baby Shower: Love INC partners with the Liberty Kiwanis Club with a Mom’s Day Baby Shower, which helps provide baby care items for our Happy Bottoms and Family Care Plan babies.
Kits for Kids: In the Fall, Love INC partners with area school districts to help kids head back to school looking and feeling their best with kits that contain personal hygiene items.
Shop with Love: At Christmas time Love INC provides a complete Christmas experience for struggling families with Shop with Love. Children shop for their families and then wrap presents with a screened volunteer, and then enjoy a pizza party with their parents and meet Santa.
Sharing the Love: Love INC works with church partners, business, community groups, service organizations and clubs to Share the Love of Christ through local care pantry drives, and emergency assistance fundraising.