NLEC knows that the best way to fight homelessness is to stop it before it starts. When someone’s housing status is jeopardized by a crisis situation, NLEC intervenes to help prevent homelessness by assisting in the following areas:
- Job Loss – NLEC provides limited Financial Aid, in the form of bus tickets, to individuals who are actively seeking employment, but do not have the funds for bus or Metrolink fare. This Financial Aid is provided as part of the Life Skills Transportation Class.
- Utility Disconnection – NLEC provides limited Financial Aid to individuals who have received a disconnection notice from an electric or gas company. Call NLEC, at (314) 421-3020) on Fridays at 8:00 a.m. to set up an appointment.
- Eviction – Periodically, NLEC provides limited Financial Aid to individuals who are at risk for eviction from thier home.
- Prescription Assistance – Lack of insurance and the high cost of prescriptions may result in an individual choosing between feeding their family or purchasing their much needed prescriptions. NLEC provides Financial Aid, for certain medications, to individuals who are unable to purchase them.
Hundreds of thousands of people have found a home or have been given assistance because of New Life Evangelistic Center and the generous donations from people like you.
When families and individuals do become homeless, NLEC seeks to foster and fulfill their own motivation to help themselves.
When clients show this desire, NLEC equips them with job training, addiction counseling, spiritual guidance, and whatever else they might need to become permanently housed and gainfully employed.
Homeless Empowerment and Education:
NLEC’s unique on-the-job training program not only benefits the homeless, but also the community as a whole.
Regular renewable energy fairs, where the formerly homeless trainees share renewable energy skills they learn, have introduced thousands throughout the Midwest to the world of renewable energy.
Through Missouri Renewable Energy and the Here’s Help Network and KNLC-DT, staffed by the formerly homeless, educational and informational programming is reaching more people. And, the new nationwide Renewable Energy Satellite network is teaching sustainable living, renewable energy, gardening and much more — providing even more opportunities.
If you would like to know more about Financial Aid or you are in need of assistance, please call 1-800-242-3276.
If you would like to donate to help the homeless and working poor in your community, please click here.