How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count the Ways!

Happy Valentine's Day from Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic! This February, we're remembering all the reasons we love the Clinic, the work we do, our clients, volunteers, and supporters like YOU. Please enjoy this small sampling of why we're brimming over with love this Valentine's Day! And remember, just like it says in 1 John 4:19, "We love because He first loved us."


"I love empowering volunteers to be vigorous advocates for clients in the name of Jesus!" -- Kathleen Bloxsome, Volunteer Coordinator

"I love that our donors see our mission and vision and are willing to go without so others in the community can have justice in their lives." -- Kate Sudduth, Development Coordinator


"I love that I am able to work with people who truly understand Christ’s love, and give it daily." -- Ben Hayes, Homeless Youth Justice Program Manager


"What I love the most about the Clinic is the goodness, wholesomeness, and commitment of the staff. I LOVE the staff." -- Art Johnson, Volunteer


"It may seem strange, but I love that often we have an opportunity to enter into someone else’s pain and walk alongside them for a bit. Frequently, we are able to aid in bringing about a change to alleviate that pain. Always, we gain a chance to love them." -- Michael St. André, Housing Counselor


"I believe everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart and working at the Clinic I’ve experienced the light of God's faith and favor that he has entrusted in me to be responsible to share that light with our clients." -- Lillie Ramos, Bilingual Legal Assistant

"I love feeling truly cared for by my coworkers and supervisors. The Clinic does difficult and important work every day, all in the name of Christ, and I love that I have a job that I can be proud of. As an attorney, I never thought I’d have the chance to work somewhere that puts Christ at the center of everything." -- Kelsey Raves, Staff Attorney


"I LOVE my clients. I am forever changed and live a fuller life because of my encounters with each one of them." -- Dee Dee Gowan, Staff Attorney


"I love how many clients are receptive to counseling and how appreciative they are to get a straight answer even if it’s not pretty." -- Crystal Wooden, Housing Counselor

"What I love the most about working at the Clinic is the genuine push for the staff to build a relationship with God. I can honestly say that God gave me what I needed with this staff attorney position!" -- Sha'na Harris, Staff Attorney


"I love that this job provides me with the opportunity to help my Indianapolis neighbors and be part of a team of people working to better our community." -- Molly Howes, Housing Paralegal


"This is such a wonderful place to work since we actually get to see the difference and the blessing the work our attorneys do in people’s lives." -- Alicia Dimas, Receptionist

"I love that our donors live out their faith in Christ by supporting the Clinic’s fight for justice." -- Matthew Gaudin, Staff Attorney


"I love to see a few crumpled-up dollar bills come through in a donation envelope from a grateful client.  It’s not much, but it speaks volumes about our mission and amazing staff." -- Jodie McClain, Director of Operations


"I love that the Clinic is a place capable of attracting the trust and good faith of individuals from over 75 nations around the world on a yearly basis." -- Brandon Fitzsimmons, Immigrant Justice Program Manager


“One of the things that I love about our clients is how determinedly hopeful they are. Despite all of the horrific things that have happened to them and the tough life circumstances, they keep working hard and keep holding onto the hope of a better future for themselves and their families.” -- Erica Harrigan, Staff Attorney


"I love the collaborative nature of the work we do. Every single day, we get to work alongside our fellow staff, volunteers, partner organizations, and clients to make Indianapolis a better, stronger community." -- Ashley Caveda, Creative Engagement Coordinator

Special thanks to Marsh Supermarkets for donating the Valentine's Day balloons used in the photo shoot!