Many Lansing-area Christian churches, comprising the Christian Services Network, donate the clothing and funds and help to furnish the volunteers that make the Love Clothing Center possible.
Christian Services has been working for churches in the Greater Lansing Area since October 1981, empowering and networking them to help their neighbors in need.
Individuals with any need can contact the Christian Services clearinghouse. If the need can be met within the existing help network, they will make a referral or share information about how to access the assistance.
CS Help Line: (517) 394-5411
Mon — Thurs,
9:30 — Noon &
12:30 — 3:00 PM
9:30 — Noon
The phone lines can be busy, as phone volunteers take time to talk with every caller to provide the best help and information possible. Please keep trying!
Christian Services is unable to see people in person at our clearinghouse location. All requests must be made by phone.
CHURCH NETWORK PROGRAMS
Personal Needs: Soap, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent, tooth care, etc. are provided. This assistance is to help in crisis and emergency situations.
Small Household: Bed & bath linens, dishes, cookware, etc. given one time only to provide basic necessities.
Furniture: Availability dependent on donations & church delivery volunteers.
Clothing: for children, women, and men is provided by several area churches.
Books for Babies: Parents of babies receive Good Night Moon and a newsletter with helpful information.
Small Children’s Closet: provides newborn to 3T clothing and equipment.
Cribs and Carseats: Given by Public Health Nurse or agency referral only.
Emergency Diapers/Formula: One time emergency help only. Check other resources first (e.g., WIC, Food Bank, Salvation Army, Shared Pregnancy)
Layette Ministry Vouchers given to new moms by Sparrow & Ingham social workers.
Prescription Ministry: Limited assistance with prescriptions upon referral.
Thanksgiving Food: Christian Services signs up and clears over 2500 families to receive a food basket the last two weeks of October.
Other Material Needs: If there is a need that cannot be met by existing helping systems, Christian Services may be able to help.
NEW IMAGE CLASS: A class designed to help you make positive changes in your life, by teaching step-by-step goal setting so you can get what you need, helping you develop your financial and budgeting skills, and providing one-on-one personal support and friendship.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLING: One-on-one financial counseling to help you develop a working monthly financial plan. This program can help you get out of debt, stop living crisis to crisis, and create a stable financial foundation for you and your family.
Call Christian Services Help Line (394-5411) to Find a Class Near You!