• The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25:40
  • Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that He has given you. - Deuteronomy 16:17
  • Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. - 1 John 3:18

Our Mission

A center for all in need to provide immediate resources for individuals and families, as well as assisting in developing the capability to help them rise above their suffering.

Our Programs

Love In A Box

Monthly food and supply distribution - all are welcome. Distributions are typically the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:30-11am. Products are distributed from the parking lot of Parma Heights Baptist Church - drive through only. Registration required. Dates may change, follow us on Facebook for up to date information or call (440) 457-7209.

Hot Meal Program

Enjoy a free homemade hot meal every month - all are welcome. Hot meals are typically served on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2-4pm at the Keller Center, 66 Adalbert Street, Berea. Dine in or Carry out. Dates may change, follow us on Facebook for up to date information or call (440) 457-7209.

Love Save

Emergency relief program for those in crisis. Immediate help for utility bills, housing, food and more for qualified candidates. Call (440) 457-7209.

F.I.T. Program

A customized programs for Families in Transition. Call for more information and to see if you qualify (440) 457-7209.

* Rise in Love hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Leave a voicemail with a phone number where you can be reached

How Our Programs Help


  • Payments made for rent/mortgage to prevent eviction/foreclosure
  • Utility bill paying assistance
  • Car payment and repair assistance. Work with the creditor and client to prevent the repossession of a client’s vehicle


  • College application fee and completion assistance eviction/foreclosure
  • Assistance with job training programs and certifications


  • Work with clients for job placement assistance, resume preparation, job training, application assistance and interview preparation eviction/foreclosure
  • Provide assistance for needed clothing, shoes, uniform or other items necessary to obtain employment


  • Immediate and emergency food provisions provided via pre-boxed supplies
  • Vouchers and gift cards to select grocery stores will be available to qualified applicants
  • Volunteers will prepare and deliver emergency meals to those in need


  • Work with client to prevent homelessness. Provide short-term temporary shelter at local motels for qualified applicants
  • Work with client to move them into a stable and sustainable home
  • Move unqualified applicants to homeless shelters or other organizations for assistance


  • Seasonal clothing will be provided as needed and as available
  • Vouchers to local merchants for the purchase of clothing for qualified applicants
  • Household staples will be provided (as available)

Your Gifts Help

Support Primary Operations

Support the primary operations of Rise in Love by enabling us to meet the basic needs of those who seek our help.

Provide Continuing Education, Training, and Employment Services

Provide continuing education, training, and employment services for adults to help them achieve their goals and to provide for themselves and their families.

Provide Education and Training to Children

Provide education and training to children to help break the cycle of poverty, and enable them to pursue a goal driven life.

Provide Continuing Support

Provide continuing support for all those in need to move them to a place of stability with an increased quality of life.

Future Goals


Will seek to provide; food, financial assistance, shelter, transportation, clothing/personal needs, and employment assistance for a period up to 90 days with a review process every 30 days.


Secure a building to open a center that will provide a physical place for those in need to apply for assistance and receive emergency relief. Families and individuals will be assisted.


Will utilize the center to provide programming and training for adults and children. Classes will include a series on life skills, cooking, money management, effective parenting, and financial planning for adults


Will begin the development and launch of short and long term housing. Housing will be provided by Rise in Love and through outside organizations like Habitat for Humanity to qualified applicants.

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