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Impact Report 2017

Impact Report 2016

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2014

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LEC 2014 Form 990

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The Life Enrichment Center is a Christian-based, nonprofit organization providing life-building and life-sustaining services to the less fortunate in the Dayton and surrounding communities. We provide these services through the serving of basic needs like meals, showers and mailboxes, but our focus  is on offering a host of life-enriching programs that can truly transform lives.

Formed out of the Back Door grocery ministry of the Dayton Vineyard Church, the Life Enrichment Center became an independent 501(c)3 non-profit in 2002 and was located on Irwin Street in East Dayton. That space became too small and in 2008, after extensive renovations, the Life Enrichment Center opened in its current home at 425 N. Findlay Street. We are committed to serving all who enter the doors regardless of residency, race, religion, gender or life circumstance. With an eight-year database of 2,500 households, we actively serve over 350 families at any given time. On a weekly basis, this translates into 500-600 meals served (hot breakfasts three days a week and about 200 class sessions attended. New clients are registering every week!

The educational programs we offer aim to facilitate growth of the whole person, beginning at his/her point of need. Topics include GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, health and nutrition seminars and screenings, computer and job skills classes, conflict resolution, recovery groups, Bible study, craft classes, and access to a staffed fitness center. Every new member is encouraged to set an appointment with our Resources and Referrals team where they will identify their individual needs and set short and long term goals. We aim to help educate our clients and offer assistance so that in the end individuals and families help themselves to restore their purpose and dignity.

The Life Enrichment Center’s 57,000 square-foot building is also home to several local non-profit organizations with whom we work closely to service community members. Click here for more details on our in house partners.