The Connecting Link is a ministry outreach program of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods which began in 1997. Our goal is to bring together organizations (churches, schools, businesses, etc.) to address larger community issues by collaborating to create a more just and hope-filled society through prayer, information, referral and advocacy for families and individuals in need.
Our ministry provides for these families or individuals information and referrals to and from other not-for-profit organizations, as well as advocacy within the civic community, to address pressing needs related to social services, all free of charge. We also help clients obtain agency referrals for unemployment benefits, disability benefits, Social Security benefits, legal assistance/low income and home ownership/low income. In addition, The Connecting Link assists with utility bills for those families in need in the West Terre Haute area with the support of the West Terre Haute Minister's Association and Helping Hands supply. The Connecting Link acts as the LINK that connects the individual to a direct service agency and a direct service agency to the individual.
We serve those individuals and families living in West Terre Haute and the surrounding areas. If you live in the West Terre Haute area and would like assistance with any of these issues, we can help:
Abuse counseling, substance abuse
Adult basic education, budget planning, GED
Clothes, food and meal preparation, toys and other needs
Dental care, health care, mental health, women’s health
Employment, day care (child & adult), transportation, utility bills
Emergency housing, furniture, household items
Senior citizen issues
Since opening in 1997, The Connecting Link has assisted thousands of individuals in need of food, money, furniture, clothing or basic services. Now, The Connecting Link is looking towards doing even more for the community by collaborating with other organizations to raise money to build a much needed clinic/pharmacy in downtown West Terre Haute. You can help us meet a one-for-one matching grant of up to $100,000 by donating to The Connecting Link. Indicate WTH clinic/pharmacy on the memo line of your donation.
For more information, contact Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP, by email.
Sister Dorothy Rasche is the Director of The Connecting Link in West Terre Haute, a ministry she began in 1997. She also ministers as a Catholic Spiritual Guide at the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.