Educational Institutions

Lovetouch Ministries

  • Gretna, LA
  • www.joanpowell.org

Mission Statement

Lovetouch Ministries, founded in 1992 grew out of the cries of the needy in the streets for food, clothing and shelter. We found that through education and life skills people who were disadvantaged would have an advantage. We call it "Teaching Them to Fish". You can give a meal for a day but the fishing pole (a skill) can cause one to eat for a lifetime. Our goal is to give the underserved enhanced access to social services, network with other service providers and support groups to help people become self sufficient.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Pastor Joan Powell

Keywords

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Hurricane Katrina, Youth, Disabled, Homeless, Food, job skill, substance abuse, HIV, Elderly, disabled, Education

Also Known As

Lovetouch

EIN

72-1248483

 Number

2839602227

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Lovetouch's programs include Food, clothing Bank, Transitional Housing. School 1-12th grade for children at risk. Life Coping Skills, Computer technology training, Job skill and placement, Substance Abuse Treatment and counseling

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Operations

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Lovetouch Ministries

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Pastor Joan Powell

BIO

Pastor Joan Powell, Founder and CEO of Lovetouch Ministries, holds a master's in educational research, and a bachelor of science in business administration. Working as an Early Childhood Training Specialist for 15 years has equipped her to help disadvantaged families. She is a much sought after motivational speaker and travels extensively promoting the "Teach them to Fish" program to educators and how the Welfare to Work programs can be run effectively through faith based centers. Pastor Joanie, as she is fondly called, has received numerous awards along including the 1999 Trail Blazer Award from the city of New Orleans. She serves on the Mayor's Advisory Board and works with many of the civic leaders and Hud's Neighborhood Network Coordinators in Louisiana.

Governance

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