The clearinghouse (office) is often times the first point of contact for clients. One is greeted by a receptionist and then invited to meet with an intake volunteer to discuss the current need/situation. Volunteers are trained to help each person navigate the available resources within the community in order to get the help they need. Volunteers are also trained on how to advocate for the client and encourage reconciliation whenever possible. Each person is offered the opportunity to receive prayer and be connected to a local church congregation. If you, or someone you know, are in need of assistance, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Several area churches host non-food pantries for the community. What is a non-food pantry? Good question! It's a place to find some of the necessary items for daily life, other than food. Hygiene products and some basic household items are commonly available at the non-food pantries. LEARN MORE
Sack lunches are offered daily to anyone who asks. The lunches are prepared and donated by a local church congregation.
The office currently distributes about 100 lunches per week.
We accept gently used furniture donations and distribute them to families in need. Most commonly needed items are beds, couches, tables and chairs. LEARN MORE
The Back-2-School events are held at various sites around the community. SML partners with churches and schools to provide school supplies and a fun end of summer celebration to local families. LEARN MORE