Our work with orphans and widows began in July 2007 in response to needs identified by local leaders at Iglesia La Viña in Montellano in the Dominican Republic. Its creation inspired by their loving concern for their neighbors, dedication to serving, and heart to reach out to the poor. Originally called Orphans and Widows Care Ministry, and later renamed Love Unconditional, we began as a ministry of The Vineyard Church of Hopkinton.
In December of 2019, with the full blessing of Vineyard Hopkinton’s Board of Directors, Love Unconditional began in the process of incorporation in the State of Massachusetts and launching out as a nonprofit organization.
In August 2019, Love Unconditional, Inc. became an exempt 501(c)(3) public charity.
What we believe
- Every person is created in God’s image.
- Every child has the right to safe shelter, education, food, and the opportunity to grow up in a nurturing environment.
- A holistic approach is necessary. It is not enough to meet physical needs. We are spiritual beings in need of hope and a future.
We are committed to partnering with local leaders sharing Jesus’ message of love for the poor, and reaching out to orphans and widows. We will strive to temper compassion with wisdom in all our efforts, engage in open and honest communications, value each others’ contributions, and treat each person with dignity and respect.
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”