Serve Moses Lake Clearinghouse
Services provided: advocacy, agency referrals, bus passes (GTA), clothing (voucher), financial assistance, food baskets, furniture, meals, non-food pantry items, prayer and encouragement.
- We verify the circumstances and needs of our clients.
- We attempt to provide a comprehensive plan of action.
- We make referrals to other crucial local agencies and resources.
- Financial help comes from local churches, not our office.
- Material help comes from the local community.
People have needs.
In many ways, the mere act of meeting those needs can be very satisfying, but, can also lead to dependency if we are not careful.
Our organization realizes that some needs are more critical than others. Take housing for example, people need a place to hang their hat, a place to call home. The iHELP model is unique in that it targets the key needs in a home: power, water, and shelter. This program is a “bridge assistance” concept to give a hand up – not a hand out.
Every person desiring to keep their home is liable for its costs.
However, during financial hardships, job loss, and medical emergencies that threaten possible eviction, iHELP can be the bridge of assistance a person or family is looking for.
Individual Housing Essentials Liabilities Program or iHELP, is a dual relationship between Serve and the client. This binary process links us with the client for the sole purpose of preventing homelessness. We are not creating dependency, rather, empowering those on the fringe to find self-dignity again and the value of sustaining occupancy and home ownership.
Our ministry paradigm is a “doing with” rather than “doing for.”
Please team with us.
Care Sack Lunches
Serve Moses Lake has a team of volunteers who put together lunches every week to feed the homeless. Under COVID-19, these lunches are being distributed through our local Food Bank Monday-Thursday from 11AM-2:45PM. Help us make sack lunches to give out to those in need. These lunches are made Tuesday evenings at 5:00pm, Youth Dynamics downtown, across from WaFd bank.
Providing gently used furniture items that are in good condition is a service that we happily provide to many clients. These items are in high demand, so please consider donating any of the following items:
- Beds/mattresses (NOT king size)
Hosted at the SML office, as well as Sendero Life Center, the non-food pantries exist to help people with essential items for daily living. The pantries are well-used by SML clients, so donations to keep them stocked are always accepted! The items needed are as follows:
- Wash cloth
- Hand sanitizer
- Laundry detergent
- Dish soap
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Shaving cream
- Baby diapers sizes 1,2,5,6 needed
- Baby wipes
- Feminine hygiene products