The Bridges of Love Clearinghouse is the heartbeat of the ministry. It is the internal working of the ministry, out of which flows the lifeblood of the rest of the work. Here the focus is the person in need, not just their expressed need. The Clearinghouse is connecting agent between the person in need and those serving them (churches, agencies, and other resources). Because we know the resources in the community, we strive to use them as opposed to recreating them in various areas. Within the Bridges of Love movement, this is the mechanism that we use to mobilize our volunteer base. The process used identifies, places, trains, and nurtures volunteers to serve in manageable and successful opportunities. In short: The Clearinghouse is foundational to this movement of God. Without the Clearinghouse, the ministry would cease to exist.