Center for Lay Ministries

Food Pantry/Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services

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BLISS HOUSE ALUMNAE FUNDRAISER

The Bliss House Alumnae car wash was a success as they raised over $650.00 for their service project. The women, ranging from weeks, months and years in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction can and do recover. Thank to our supporters who came by to help our residents and therefore our community.

Thank you, Southern Indiana (and beyond) for making our CLM GOLF SCRAMBLE successful, with a profit of $16,150.  Thank you to all of the players, volunteers and sponsors/donors.  We appreciate your generosity.

More photos - go to FOOD ASSISTANCE LINK

Thank you for supporting your local CLM food pantry!   

MEIJERS SIMPLY GIVE PROGRAM

The Center for Lay Ministries (CLM) Thelma Matthews Food Pantry is proud to announce another successful partnership with Meijer to provide much-needed hunger relief to local families through the Meijer's customer-driven food pantry donation program, Simply Give. 

UPDATE: Because of the generosity of our big-hearted citizens and the amazing support of matching funds by the Jeffersonville Meijer store, we were able to bring in $20,870 in gift cards to be used to purchase food for the CLM Bonnie's Food Pantry.  Thank you!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Center for Lay Ministries for being chosen by DARE TO CARE as the Indiana Food Pantry of the year.  


Besides receiving many kind and warm remarks about the CLM's efforts to care for those in our community in need of food, the CLM was also also awarded a $500 check to help continue our mission.  CLM sincerely appreciates that the work accomplished by the staff and volunteers is being recognized by our peers.  Thank you to all of the CLM board members, volunteers and staff who work hard to make the Center for Lay Ministries the best in Indiana.  

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: 

GREG'S UPDATE: 


RE:   Julu 27, 2015

A very hot week in store for us as we prepare for children to start back to school.  Our shelves are full at the pantry and ready to take care of all our  Clark County residents.  We had two BLISS House graduations last week which makes room for more newcomers.  Our graduates will now be  residing at BLISS TOO, our transitional housings.  All is good here at CLM.  Please maintain your gracious support.  greg 

 

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Comments from those we serve: 


Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to come to a food pantry!


I could write a book on how grateful I am for the Bliss House...my family actually loves having me around and I'm even trusted now. 


I was told about you when I was unemployed.  We have three children and didn't know what to do.  Thank you for being there in our time of need.  I started a new job and would like to give back to help another family. 

 

All my papers were destroyed in the storm and somebody told me you would help.


I graduated Bliss House in April 2011.  I have learned a new way of living and it's to live sober, happy, and productive...


You gave us our daughter back - the Bliss House saved her life...thank you.


By partnering with organizations, individuals, businesses, churches and government entities, the greeting and philosophy at the Center for Lay Ministries, to provide assistance to those in need, will continue.   



Client shopping at the food pantry

Our Food Pantry

The Bonnie Ryan Food Pantry of Center for Lay Ministries

Valentine Bliss

The 2015 Sue LaRue Award Recipient was the Life Improvement Counseling Center.  Executive Director, Glenn Gibson accepted the award.  Photo L to R:  Glenn Gibson, Karen Gibson, (back) Tyrone Walker, (front) Tina Wheeler, Meghan Adams, and Joni Stroud Martin