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Practical assistance for those in need.

Community Support

Here at Journey, we are a family and part of being a family is understanding that “life happens” and that we can all find ourselves in a difficult financial situation. If that is you, we would love to help!

This is a limited financial and practical needs resource, made available through an application process to those who are a part of the Journey Church community. Filling out this application in no way guarantees approval; and all information will be kept confidential.

For more information, check out our FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Applications will be reviewed in 5-7 days.
  • Approved request may take up to 30 days to receive assistance.
  • When funds have been secured, financial assistance will be paid directly, or made payable to third-party agencies.
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a Need

Here at Journey we understand that “life happens” and that we can all find ourselves in a difficult financial situation. Join us in loving our neighbors by viewing our community’s current needs, and donating through our Community Impact Fund.

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On the online giving form, please select “Community Impact: Practical Assistance” from the “Giving Type” dropdown menu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Journey’s Community Impact program?

The purpose of Journey Church Community Impact is to meet the specific needs of those in our community that are facing an unforeseen financial hardship.

How is Community Impact governed?

Community Impact is run by Journey’s Community Impact Team who is responsible for responding to all inquiries, vetting all applications and distributing funds as appropriate.

How can someone apply for assistance?

Applications are available on the church website.

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What is a campaign?

A campaign is an online fundraiser hosted on a community board for a specific need. Campaigns are posted for up to 30 days unless fully funded before that time.

Where does the funding for the campaigns come from?

Donors (employees, members, vendors, etc) make a contribution directly on the community board. The church may also match a portion of the donations that are made to each campaign.

Will this be confidential?

Yes, all donors, applicants, and recipients are confidential throughout the process, and any related campaigns will be posted anonymously.

How are approval decisions made?

Approval decisions are made based upon the information provided by the applicant. Applicants are required to provide a completed application, valid government-issued identification and supporting documentation for the need.

How are payments made?

Payments are paid out to a third party (landlord, company, etc.) and not directly to the applicant. Any amount raised above the requested campaign amount will be put toward our general Community Impact program to bless others in need.

What is the maximum campaign amount?

The maximum amount is $2,500 and each campaign is based on the needs cited in the application.

Who is eligible to receive practical assistance?

Community Impact provides financial support to church members, employees, and community members who are facing an unforeseen financial hardship and are unable to meet a basic need with their own resources (according to IRS guidelines). Financial hardship may include, but is not limited to, unforeseen expenses caused by health/medical expenses, family emergencies, acts of nature or major disaster, as declared by a state or federal official.

  • Individuals may apply two times per year

Financial hardship may be demonstrated by (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Living expenses (food, clothing, shelter, safety, healthcare, and transportation) exceeding income
  • Applicant would need to take on debt to pay unexpected expense

What qualifies as an eligible expense?

An eligible expense is a basic necessity (as defined by IRS guidelines) that the individual cannot cover without having to sacrifice some other basic necessity. Categories of eligible expenses include: Medical Expenses, Housing Expenses, Auto Expenses, Other (ex: funeral expenses). Examples of expenses that are not covered include, but are not limited to, pet expenses, optional home repairs, traffic fines, personal travel, cell phone, as well as expenses without documentation.

Will my financial assistance be deemed as taxable income?

Any funds received by applicants will not be deemed as taxable income.

Will my donation to Community Impact be tax deductible?

Yes, a donation made to Journey Church Community Impact program is a tax deductible donation to Journey.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, you will receive an email tax receipt at the time of donation and the donation will be included in your giving statements from Journey.

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