Dental Blitz

Dental Blitz

God’s timing was remarkable…

Bob visited a Dental Blitz event for an extraction. The volunteer dentist who cared for him approached ECLC staff and mentioned that Bob had a suspicious looking area in his mouth. The dentist informed ECLC that Bob would need to be examined by a specialist. God’s timing was remarkable because the next Dental Blitz had a volunteer oral surgeon that Bob needed. Bob returned to the next Dental Blitz; he was examined and brought in for a biopsy. The biopsy report stated it was cancerous. The oral surgeon offered to take Bob to his own practice and treat him. All of this would not have happened if Bob did not come to the Health Clinic for a Dental Blitz. 


About Evansville Christian Life Center

The Evansville Christian Life Center (ECLC) is dedicated to restoring people in the greater Evansville community, fueled by the good news and love of Jesus Christ. ECLC offers a variety of services including:


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Bedford Collab

Bedford Collab

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“Now they have someone who’s backing them, giving them the opportunity to grow from their house into their own business.”

Community Neighbor & Business owner

Formerly the Bedford Tavern, this abandoned building is being turned into a kitchen space for local businesses that need a professional kitchen. The second floor of the building will be a positive space for local entrepreneurs to use to come together, connect, create, and grow their businesses. Community One is empowering a neighbor with a vision to make a change in his neighborhood through active investment in an area that has been disinvested.

“For the community, it means space for entrepreneurs who have not been able to go the traditional route in getting their business off the ground. The Bedford Collab just removes all those obstacles. Now they have someone who’s backing them, giving them the opportunity to grow from their house into their own business.” – Community Neighbor & Business Owner.


About Community One

Community One connects and mobilizes neighbors across Evansville to serve one another through tangible acts of love. Community One brings neighbors together and addresses tangible neighborhood needs through neighborhood revitalization and home repairs and whole-house rehabs.


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Natalie’s Story*

Natalie’s Story*

This is a tangible picutre of flourishing in the community, moving from chaos to order.

Picking up trash and cleaning up the neighborhood was a priority for Natalie, one of the Tepe Park neighbors. So, the community launched their first ever Dumpster Day, in partnership with Republic Services (who donated dumpsters). Around 4,800 pounds of trash were picked up in one day. One Tepe Park neighbor in particular had a lot of heavy trash. She was able to get rid of it all during Dumpster Day. Now, she and her family can finally sit out on their porch. This is a tangible picture of flourishing in the community, moving from chaos to order.

*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identities.


About Community One

Community One connects and mobilizes neighbors across Evansville to serve one another through tangible acts of love. Community One brings neighbors together and addresses tangible neighborhood needs through neighborhood revitalization and home repairs and whole-house rehabs.


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Katrina’s Story*

Katrina’s Story*

Community One acquired an abandoned rental house through their whole-house rehab program. Alongside volunteers and partners, Community One gutted the house and restored it to a safe and affordable home. Katrina was renting in the neighborhood. As she saw the work being done on the house and the energy around change in Tepe Park, she decided she wanted to make an intentional decision to stay in the community permanently by purchasing the restored home.

*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identities.


About Community One

Community One connects and mobilizes neighbors across Evansville to serve one another through tangible acts of love. Community One brings neighbors together and addresses tangible neighborhood needs through neighborhood revitalization and home repairs and whole-house rehabs.


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Will’s Story*

Will’s Story

Now, Will is more connected to Tepe Park…

Community One held an art pop-up next to what appeared to be an abandoned house. During the pop-up, staff got to meet Will, the neighbor who lived there. Will was interested in art, and staff encouraged him to apply for Community One’s Early Action Project to paint a mural on his house. Staff also connected Will to their home repair program to replace his roof. All this became a catalyst for Will to start working on repairs himself (e.g., porch) before he received the new roof and art funding. Now, Will is more connected to Tepe Park and was one of the first residents to reply when Community One tested Tepe Park’s SMS texting.

*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identities.


About Community One

Community One connects and mobilizes neighbors across Evansville to serve one another through tangible acts of love. Community One brings neighbors together and addresses tangible neighborhood needs through neighborhood revitalization and home repairs and whole-house rehabs.


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A Peacemaker Saves a Life

A Peacemaker Saves a Life

Because the Peacemaker had relationships with these girls, could witness their behaviors at school, and could recognize they were acting unusually, the Peacemaker was able to reach out to GLA’s teachers to get these girls the help they needed.

It was Anisha’s birthday. But, when the Potter’s Wheel Peacemaker went to visit her GLA classroom, Anisha seemed sad, which was not like her. The Peacemaker talked with Anisha during class, but her mood never improved. Later that same day, the Peacemaker was in a classroom with Anisha’s sister, Kari, who was under the table crying. One of the questions the Peacemaker asked was, “Do you feel safe?” Kari said, “No.” The Peacemaker could see that both of the girls were acting strangely, and she shared this with Kari’s teacher. The teacher then spoke with the school’s social worker. The social worker pulled the two girls out of their classes and asked them about what was going on. The social worker heard enough to know that there was an unsafe situation at home, and she called CPS to help protect the girls. Because the Peacemaker had relationships with these girls, could witness their behaviors at school, and could recognize they were acting unusually, the Peacemaker was able to reach out to GLA’s teachers to get these girls the help they needed.


About Potter’s Wheel

Potter’s Wheel desires to transform their neighborhood into a thriving community. To empower community members to live with purpose and hope, Potter’s Wheel provides a host of programs and services to support parents, babies, children, and teens. 


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*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identity.

A Mom’s Path Toward Stability

A Mom’s Path Toward Stability

When Potter’s Wheel staff shared with Sarah their Kids Zone Promise and what they are committing to do for her and her baby, she cried tears of joy.

During Operation Baby Hunt in the fall of 2020, Potter’s Wheel staff knocked on Sarah’s door. She was young and had recently had a baby. Staff shared about Baby Scholars, a new program that would be starting in January 2021. As they spoke further, staff realized that Sarah needed a few things for her baby right away, and they invited her to join the Peaceful Parenting Class. Through the class, staff learned that she lived in an unsafe environment, did not have a vehicle or a job, was not well connected in the community, and was trying to stay sober so she could keep her baby.

Sarah came to Potter’s Wheel and was surrounded by love. When her baby needed to be in Indianapolis for surgery, a Potter’s Wheel staff member drove her and her baby there. Since then, Sarah has become a leader in the Peaceful Parenting Class and is cheering on other moms. She now has access to a vehicle and offers to drive other moms to the class. Sarah has been to church with a caseworker, and staff have seen that her eyes are beginning to light up in a way they have not seen before. When Potter’s Wheel staff shared with Sarah their Kids Zone Promise and what they are committing to do for her and her baby, she cried tears of joy. By engaging with Potter’s Wheel for a few months, Sarah has started looking for a new place to live where she can have self-sufficiency and stability for her child.

*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identity.


About Potter’s Wheel

Potter’s Wheel desires to transform their neighborhood into a thriving community. To empower community members to live with purpose and hope, Potter’s Wheel provides a host of programs and services to support parents, babies, children, and teens. 


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