The Clay County Cooperative Benevolence Ministry, 120 W. Jackson St., is a social service ministry dedicated to helping individuals and families improve their lives. This is done through resource and referrals, budgeting discussions, education, emotional and spiritual support and limited financial aid.
Funding for the agency comes from United Way, Clay County Community Foundation, Parke County REMC, Cinergy, the Emergency Food and Shelter Grant and donations from individuals, churches, civic organizations and clubs.
Volunteers are used in the office to help schedule appointments and greet families. They are also used, and more are needed for some of the community work projects done throughout the year.
The Benevolence Ministry's wish list includes continued financial support and more volunteers. The organization's mission is to provide assistance and continued guidance to families and individuals living in Clay County.