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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

We do this through

Helping Hands Ministry,

providing financial assistance and referrals for basic needs

Call 319-366-2651 for an Appointment


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

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.

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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


The Ecumenical Community Center Foundation (ECCF) is seeking applicants for the position of Helping Hands Ministry (HHM) Program Coordinator.

As an ECCF ministry located near the Green Square area of downtown Cedar Rapids, HHM offers referrals, supportive ministry, and financial assistance to Linn county neighbors in need. Assistance may include rent or utility support, local bus tickets, auto gas, Iowa ID replacement, and limited birth certificate replacement.

The ideal candidate is someone who will offer respect, caring attention, and financial counsel to all types of people who are in a variety of often difficult circumstances.

Applicants should have experience serving neighbors in need. Familiarity with resources for Linn county residents with low incomes is preferred.

Individuals interested in this position should inquire right away

Call Robin Brunner at 362-4284.

Or use Our E-Mail Contact Form

Applications, including cover letter and resume, will be accepted until 4 PM August 10th.


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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