The Lovewell Center is an outreach to the homeless and people in poverty. The Lovewell uses an empowering model of ministry, giving participants the opportunity to earn the resources they need while also being equipped to leave the grips of poverty. Inside The Lovewell Center are four businesses where the physical needs of the poor can be met: The Dresswell, an apparel store, The Eatwell, a food pantry, The Smellwell, a laundromat, showers and haircuts and The Travel Well, a bicycle shop.
Those who come through the doors are registered for a “Lovewell Card” and given opportunities to earn points through a semester system of classes and meetings. As they earn they can then use their earnings to shop in any of our four stores. Nothing we have is free, but it’s freely theirs if they earn it. This model challenges the entitlement mentality and teaches each person that they have value and worth and can do whatever they set their mind to. Dignity and worth are restored through The Lovewell Center, and individuals are learning, growing and gaining the tools they need to leave poverty and live a self-sufficient life.