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Love in Action Co-op Coming Soon

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Love in Action Co-op Coming Soon

Matt Lehr, Sr. Director of Program Development & Housing Winter 2021

One of our Core Values at Love in Action reads: “continually maturing in our capacity to empower people to thrive.” These are formal words which really mean we want to learn how to better serve those in our community; we adapt and change. While serving our community over the years, working with amazing volunteers, and partnering with churches and organizations, we have learned that people want to give and be part of something outside themselves. While this is certainly true of our dedicated volunteers, it is also proving to be true of our clients who walk through our doors looking for help. We have learned that people want to be a part of a community where they are recognized and where they feel connected and supported. 

New Adventure of Community

Love in Action is setting out on a new journey to create a space where all can give, be recognized, and enjoy community. Clients will become members, and volunteers will become partners. Everyone will be voluntarily working together to meet the needs of the larger community. We are calling this community the Love in Action Co-op. The Co-op will provide a market where those choosing to be members can shop for food with various choices, giving them a say in what food is offered. The Market will resemble a grocery store with coolers, carts, a checkout area, and automatic doors, preserving the dignity of its members. The Co-op will serve as a gathering space for continuing education and development, helping members meet their God-given potential. Partners will walk alongside members as they develop a plan to thrive and remove barriers as they pursue opportunity and growth. The Co-op will be a community where members can share and uplift each other, celebrating accomplishments and supporting each other during challenges. At first, people may come for the resources, but as is so often the case, they will stay and grow because of the community.

THE CO-OP WILL PROVIDE:

A FOOD MARKET

COMMUNITY & GATHERING SPACE

CONNECTIONS & RELATIONSHIPS

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  • ♥ $25 one month of Backpack Blessings
  • ♥ $48 each night at Hope House and Harbor Hall including food and classes
  • ♥ $50 weekly cost of case management per person
  • ♥ $167 cost per patient visit at the clinic
  • ♥ $200 one week worth of groceries
  • ♥ $270 average cost of utility assistance
  • ♥ $1150 average cost of rental support

Love in Action is a non-profit ministry organized as a 501c3 in the State of Michigan.