The Care Center
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The Care Center in Loveland, Ohio exists to provide care for the whole person as we help people remove the barriers and build the resources needed to thrive in life.

We offer community, assistance, practical resources, and encouragement to help support any individuals and families in need, regardless of where you live. 

Services include but aren't limited to personal hygiene products, paper goods, cleaning supplies, SPARK life skills workshops and coaching, recovery support, financial counseling, prayer and helpful information to help individuals and families connect with local community services. Our goal is to provide a friendly, welcoming and safe space, as we treat each person with dignity, respect and care.

The Care Center is expanding! Click here to find out more info and how you can get involved.

 

 
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Our services

 

Wednesday Resource center

Our free resource store at the Northstar Church building in Loveland, Ohio is open every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month from 7-8:15pm and is available to anyone, no matter where you live.  You are welcome to complete an order for personal hygiene, cleaning supplies and paper goods as well as enjoy dinner with us. Our mission is to provide CARE for the whole person as we help people remove the barriers and build the resources needed to get to the next place in life. This means that not only do we provide free personal care items, but we also offer opportunities for relational, spiritual, and life skill support and training. 

The HELP PROGRAM

The Care Center assists with utilities, rent, food, and other items throughout the week for folks in our community who have physical needs. The Care Center helps by offering three $50 dollar gifts ($150 total for one year), that you can earn by participating in an outreach or some other hour-long community service to receive each of those $50 gifts. More info on how the HELP Program works can be found here.  In addition, The Help Program connects our guests with other community resources that can be found here

SPARK Life coaching

Spark Life Coaching, a program of the Care Center, exists to be the spark that propels people to take the next step in life, whatever that looks like for you. We do this through one-on-one life coaching sessions paired with practical skills based workshops on topics such as job placement, parenting and finances. We also offer service opportunities to empower participants to give back to the community in a practical way. We strive to remove barriers that people often encounter when trying to get ahead by offering financial assistance to participants.  

As you participate in Spark, you'll earn the opportunity to apply for grants to use toward housing, education or transportation. Spark Coaching is a 12 month program and if you are interested in becoming involved please click here to find out more information or to get started click here to download an application.  


PATHFINDERS Youth mentoring

There are approximately 400 fatherless kids in the communities we serve. Pathfinders Mentoring, a program of the Care Center, matches up children in our community with a loving male or female mentor for a period of at least one year. To find out more info click  here or to get started click here to download an application.

Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder Jacob’s Ladder is a faith-based year long program to prepare seniors for post-secondary success as well as support current academic studies. Graduates of this program also receive $3,000 towards continuing education. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the 2019-2020 school year. For more info or to apply click here.

Workshops

The Care Center offers practical skill-based workshops. Share from your experiences and learn from others about a particular life-skill topic. Dinner & childcare are provided. You'll have an opportunity to complete a Care Center order when you attend. Please click on each workshop for more details about whats offered.

  • Tried & True Parenting- NEXT 6 WEEK SERIES BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 4TH

  • Crucial Conversations-A ONE WEEK JOB READINESS WORKSHOP TO HELP YOU STEP UP WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH. COMING AUGUST 21ST

  • Auto Basics-A ONE WEEK WORKSHOP COMING SUMMER OF 2019

  • Faith and Finances: AN 8 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES COMING IN AUGUST 2019

  • GED (in partnership with Great Oaks). CURRENTLY ON SUMMER BREAK BUT A NEW SESSION IS STARTING BACK IN AUGUST

  • ESL (English as Second Language) - AN ONGOING WORKSHOP SERIES

  • Next Level Freedom-AN ONGOING WORKSHOP SERIES

Special events

  • Deaconess Mobile Health Care: August 14th and August 28th from 4-7PM. Need to see the doctor? We’re excited to partner with Deaconess to bring their mobile health unit to the Care Center in August. This unit is a primary care on wheels and provides services like sick care, treatment for chronic conditions, lab draws, and physicals and exams. And you can receive treatment even if you don’t have insurance. We are scheduling appointments every 30 minutes and to sign up please call the Care Center at 453-7999. For more info please click here.

  • Loveland Student Life Shop: August 10th from 10am-12:30pm at Prince of Peace Church. Join the Care Center and other local Loveland organizations as your kids get ready to head back to school. We’ll provide school supplies and several other important resources to get the school year started on the right foot. Registration is required and for more info contact LIFE Food Pantry in Loveland.

  • The Laundry Project: Coming on August 17th. Show your Laundry some love from 10am-1pm at the Loveland Laundromat and Cleaners as you prepare to send you kids back to school. Free detergent & quarters - an opportunity to do your laundry for FREE. Everyone is welcome!.

                     

 
I have a lot more confidence in meeting the needs of my children and family thanks to the programs and support I found through the Care Center.
— Deborah S.
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local partnerships

The Care Center and our programs are a partnership between local churches and organizations:

 
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Need help?

 

Need help? We're here for you. Whether you are interested in jumping into one of our programs or learning more about available resources and support, we encourage you to visit The Care Center's open hours on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7-8:15pm at the Northstar Church building:

11020 S Lebanon Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

Questions or need to talk? Feel free to drop us a line using the form below or contact Greg Knake, The Care Center Director, at greg@carecenterinfo.com or 513-453-7999.  If you are interested in volunteering at the Care Center, please visit our volunteer page for more info.