HOW DO I BECOME A CLIENT?
To receive services from Agape Center Lynchburg, you must first become a client. To become a client, you will need to complete our online application or come to the center and fill one out. An appointment will be set as soon as we have an opening. We ask for your patience as this may take up to a month if we have a waiting list.
Appointments are scheduled once a month and take about 1 1/2 hrs of your time. Services at Agape are ongoing, which means appointments will continue to be made until you no longer need our services. Please note, we are not equipped for emergencies or drop-ins, and our services are based on donations...specific item availability is not guaranteed.
Client mentoring is the heart of our ministry, Mentoring at Agape Center Lynchburg is not counseling. At each appointment, clients will meet with a mentor. Our mentors seek to build relationships with our clients, by coming alongside them, encouraging them, and pointing them to Christ.
IMPORTANT POLICIES - Please Read
AGAPE LYNCHBURG NO-SHOW / CANCELLATION POLICY
Each appointment is important to us because we are able to help our clients with prayer, encouragement, food, clothing, and more. Unfortunately, we have a waiting list for new clients since we are at full capacity. Due to the high number of clients not showing for their appointments, we have had to implement a policy to help serve others who are needing our assistance. If you miss TWO (2) appointments (no-show or cancellation), we will place you back on the waiting list, allowing new clients to begin receiving our help. You will be worked back into the schedule as time permits. Although we understand that unplanned circumstances come up, we must be fair to everyone and feel this is the best policy. If you know you cannot make your appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance to let us know so we can see another person who needs our help. Thank you for understanding and making every effort to show up for your appointments.
STATE REPORTING POLICY
Our staff are not trained as counselors, nor do we offer professional counseling. Our mentors rely upon the Word of God to provide Biblical instruction and encouragement to those who come to the Agape Center.
It is important that you be aware that, as Agape Center staff, we are not exempt from state and federal laws which require that we report any situation or individual who shares with us information concerning the following:
1. Child abuse
2. The intent to do physical harm to another person
3. The desire to physically harm oneself
Should you disclose this type of information at any time while at the Agape Center, we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities or see that you do.
We require, for our protection and yours, that you sign in the space provided on the back of the client application indicating your understanding of our legal responsibility to report both child abuse and the intent to commit physical harm to yourself or another person.