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601 Second Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 319-366-2651

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Ecumenical Community Center

Ministries of Humanitarian Care & Service



Our Mission

Sharing Ministries of Humanitarian Care and Service
with the Surrounding Neighborhoods

Making Today Better &
Tomorrow Brighter through

Helping Hands Ministry,

providing financial assistance and referrals for basic needs

Call 319-366-2651 for an Appointment
(1st & 3rd Mondays are scheduling days)

Call us starting at 10 AM, and leave a message with your first and last name, your phone number and a brief message explaining your need. Please make sure you answer your phone, as we will call you back as soon as we can to review your request.


providing specialized abilities-based computer learning services to people with disabilities

Call 319-362-4284 for an Appointment


ECC Agency Housing

providing low cost office space rented to other non-profit agencies.

Call 319-366-2651 or 319-362-4284 to Inquire

Office Space Currently Available for Rent
will be listed on our Agency Housing page

What an Honor!
Your Vote. Our Impact.

ECCF is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a participant for The 2019 Gazette Gives Back! The Gazette Gives Back supports local nonprofits with free advertising to increase awareness of critical local resources and services. In 2018, over $500,000 in free advertising was provided through this program.

We need your vote to receive our share of the free ads!

Every subscriber of The Gazette has earned 5 votes and non-subscribers have 1 vote to support the GGB participant of their choice. There is no cost to vote.

Vote now through December 31 online and at Gazette events. Individuals unable to vote online may call in to The Gazette Customer Care (319-398-8333) or use the print ballots that will be available in the newspaper throughout the voting campaign.

Thank you for your support!

One-Third of our Linn County neighbors struggle to pay for basic needs.
ECCF’s focus on and fundraiser to benefit Linn County Neighbors in Need was held on Nov. 3, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Scott Olson detailed ECCF’s history and moderated a panel discussion about local social concerns, scarcity, sufficiency, abundance, and what can be done.

See these videos from our recent event! We are grateful to Robin Kash, member of ECCF’ Board of Directors, for videography. Please call or email for more information about poverty, scarcity, and their effects on our neighbors.

Karl Ambullai Cassell’s Keynote Presentation

Our Penel Discussion, including:

See these very short videos! We are grateful to ECCF board members for describing our programs and services. Please call or email for more in-depth descriptions.

ECCF History

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How ECCF Spaces are Used

We are also associated with

Margaret Bock Housing

"A Home on Third"

1021 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

One person only per room with shared bathrooms.
$300 - $320 per month includes utilities and cable TV.


Make a Financial Gift to ECCF - Every Dollar Helps !

Or make an In-Kind Gift:
Items People Need


We are currently seeking volunteers to help in both HHM and CompuPlace, and to fill in occasionally at our recoetion desk.


Would you be willing to add your name & phone &/or email to our list of potential volunteers so that we can contact you when other specific projects or needs arise?

Call Robin Brunner at 362-4284.

Or use Our E-Mail Contact Form

Download ECCF Brochure in PDF Format

In 2017, gifts to ECCF’s Helping Hands Ministry (HHM) assisted 588 unduplicated individuals, fulfilling 1536 of their many requests for financial and transportation assistance. Gifts to ECCF’s HHM assisted these 588 people in 310 families that included approximately 230 children. Most duplication is for Bus Tickets, Auto Gas & some ID replacement. These families were assisted with $30,000 in financial assistance that helped with rent, utilities, transportation and ID replacement. Many more individuals and families received community resource information and referrals, toiletries, laundry soap and other basic items here.

131 people with disabilities received 1570 hours of computer-related learning services through ECCF’s CompuPlace ministry.

Our many neighbors in need thank YOU for your financial & in-kind donations.

Your tax-deductible gifts also make a difference in people’s lives by helping to provide low-cost rental space to these ECCF tenants:

See our Contact page for links to these agencies.

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