Serving Those in Need
EECM is an interfaith ministry dedicated to helping at-risk children and youth, the hungry, the homeless, and others in need throughout Pittsburgh’s East End.
The organization was founded in 1970, when 18 local congregations launched a unified effort to address the increasingly widespread and serious problems plaguing the East End. Today, it leads a community-wide effort, supported by more than 40 member congregations, as well as a corps of local businesses and foundations, generous donors, and dedicated volunteers.
For many of the individuals it serves, EECM provides the necessities of life: a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, food for the family. For others, it is a place to regain strength after a hospital stay, a support system to work toward recovery, or one-on-one help to change life for the better. For young people, EECM is educational programs, drug and alcohol prevention programs, violence prevention programs, Summer Day Camp, and a concerted effort to show our children a better future.