Sister Dorothy Rasche (left) is pictured here during a visit to the West Terre Haute Town Hall. Sister Dorothy is service provider for the Connecting Link, and housing rehabilitation specialist for Providence Housing Corporation.

The Connecting Link, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Providence, has assisted more than 3,500 individuals in need of food, money, furniture, clothing or basic services since its beginning in 1997.

The ministry, located at 830 W. National Avenue in West Terre Haute, provides 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. The Connecting Link helps clients obtain unemployment, disability and Social Security benefits, and provides information about a variety of topics. The ministry collaborates with other civic, religious and educational groups in the West Terre Haute community.

Agency referrals for:

  • Unemployment benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Social Security benefits
  • Legal assistance/low income
  • Home ownership/low income

We provide information about:

  • Sister Dorothy receives a donation of a child's bed from a helpful family.

    Sister Dorothy receives a donation of a child’s bed from a helpful family.


  • Adult basic education
  • Budget planning
  • Clothes
  • Counseling
  • Employment
  • Emergency housing
  • Meal preparation
  • Senior citizens
  • Toys and other needs

All services are free of charge.

The Connecting Link is a ministry in collaboration with Providence Food Pantry.

For more information, contact Sister Dorothy Rasche, SP, at 812-533-4403 (telephone and fax).