Our cities and communities have a tremendous need for additional assisted housing for women and children who are victims of poverty, low-income, domestic violence and/or other emergency situations. NLEC provides women and children with housing, meals, clothing, and hygiene items 365 nights a year. The NLEC Training Program is for individuals who desire to change their lives by learning job skills and living in Christian Community. The training program provides in-depth training and instruction of job skills such as: computer training, reception work, renewable energy, television and radio production, hospitality, and farming and livestock care. The basis of the NLEC Training Program is founded upon: prayer, bible study, faith, hope, responsibility, and Christian Community. NLEC believes that healing is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the support of Christian Community. Below are stories and testimonies of women who have received help and support from NLEC.
In addition to relief services for women and children in crisis situation, NLEC provides Training Programs which combine relief services, education and on-the-jobs training skills.
14 days of shelter. Check in Saturday thru Thursday between 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Friday between 2:30 pm-3:00 pm. Check out by 7 AM next morning. You may receive your mail at this location while you stay. If needed, an additional 14 days are available for those checking in after 8 pm.
16 additional days of stay. Background check required.
Volunteer up to 3 hours a day, six days a week. Help with shelter clean up, mailings, phone calls, free store, kitchen help, or security. Attend daily and weekly meetings. (Bible study/worship)
90 Day Program
Women who finish the 30 days may apply for up to 90 days of transitional housing. This involves added hours (25/week) and responsibilities, and a plan for housing after 90 days. Room and board provided. Evaluations every 30 days review budget, housing decisions, and whether member is staying clean and dependably showing up for shifts.
A small family shelter (3 units) for women with children involving case management and 90 days of shelter. Background check required. Up to 90 days of shelter involving 30 day evaluations. Applicants should have a plan for employment, income, and housing after 90 days.
2 Year Leadership Training
After joining the 90 day program, applicants may decide to share room and board and receive extensive training in a wide variety of fields. Life skills are learned in on-the-job training. Willingness to grow mentally and spiritually and take on a wide range of responsibilities is necessary. Members voluntarily agree to quit smoking. Those who receive full benefits must be willing to donate 40% of their income in return for full room and board.