[Photo: ECC Entrance at 601 Second Avenue SouthEast]

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

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Ecumenical Community Center

Ministries of Humanitarian Care & Service


Helping Hands Ministry

Our mission is to provide

emergency material assistance, referrals,
and / or supportive ministry
to persons in emergency need
in collaboration with
local agencies and faith communities
in Linn County.

We recognize that, to be healthy and whole,
all of the most basic individuals needs must be met,
including: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual.

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.

Helping Hands Ministry

Bus Tickets

The HHM Wish List is at the bottom of this page


HHM serves people urgently needing limited material assistance. We help with rent, utilities, auto gas, ID replacement, and financial and life coaching, along with personal and household care items like laundry & dish soap, shampoo, and deodorant. Auto gas is now a much greater transportaion need but we still offer a few local bus tickets. Our staff and volunteers help individuals to prioritize needs and navigate community agencies, funding, and resources. Our staff offers someone to talk to; someone to share concerns with; someone to encourage reaching goals and then to rejoice in those accomplishments.


People with low incomes who live in Linn County and need help may apply at no charge. Our services are not restricted based on race, religion, gender, familial status, national origin, or disability. If you need assistance, please call us.

Location and Hours

The HHM office is in the Ecumenical Community Center,
at the corner of 6th Street and 2nd Avenue SOUTHEAST.
The HHM entrance is on 2nd Avenue.
Our office is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Call us & leave a message with your first and last name, your phone number and a brief message explaining your need. Please be very clear about your phone number so we can call you back as soon as possible.

Helping Hands Ministry
601 Second Avenue SE #2
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401-1305

Phone: (319)-366-2651

E-Mail Helping Hands Ministry

Helping Hands Ministry Wish List

For distribution to clients:

For our office:

  • Financial Gifs are ALWAYS Welcome
  • White 8-1/2 x 11 copier paper
  • 8-1/2 x 11 copier paper - pastel colors
  • Avery labels (style 8160)
  • Postage Stamps

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