As access to affordable housing has continued to be a top need in the Newberg community Love INC has been engaged in conversations with local churches over the past several months about what specifically they can be doing to help.
We are excited to announce that Hillside Fellowship is the second church, in what we hope will be many more to come, to partner with us to address housing needs. They focus exclusively on the 18-30 year-old young adults in our community who need a place to “rest, heal and grow.”
Their transitional program, Hillside Inn, has been operating similarly to the Love INC shelter and so it is a natural fit for us to begin collaborating deeper with one another.
Hillside Inn will serve as a referral for Love INC clients and Hillside guests will have better access to Love INC services and resources. Together, we will be continuing to do our part to provide housing opportunities for young adults and single women in the community through a Christian environment.
As Hillside has come on board we have received a generous financial donation from Northside Community Church to strengthen both existing shelter services. Red Hills Church also continues to provide the Love INC shelter’s house free of charge!
Pastor Jeff Getsinger (Northside) and Pastor Shane Crawford (C3) have been working closely with Heath Placek (Love INC ED) in the larger vision of our initiative which is to see other churches meet the unaddressed areas of homelessness in Newberg.
Stay tuned and please pray as we collaborate on this big project to see the Christian churches in Newberg work together to transform lives and our community in the name of Christ.