For A More Abundant Life

Episcopal Charities brings a message of hope to people from all walks of life in the Diocese of Chicago who thought abundant life was not meant for them.

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When You Care Enough to Help

When you come to Episcopal Charities to make a difference in someone’s life, the life that changes may be your own.

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The Julian Year

Our newest program is preparing a new generation of leadership that is bringing change to the world through the church. Julians' spiritual development happens in intentional community while they serve the world through meaningful internships.

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When The Life That Changes Is Your Own

For more than 50 years God has worked through Episcopal Charities to transform lives.

People come here from all walks of life to make a difference in the lives of others.  Their compassionate, generous acts of service offered through our programs and ministry partners help turn despair to hope for thousands of people living in the shadows of society across the Diocese of Chicago.

As people come to Episcopal Charities in order to serve others, however, many discover meaning and joy when they find their own life transformed in the process.

Are you looking for a life-changing opportunity?  If so, you are in the right place. 

Learn more about how God changes lives - including our own - through Episcopal Charities' ministries and giving opportunities.

"If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday."
                                                             -- Isaiah 58:10

Changing Communities, One Life At A Time

Episcopal Charities' New Ventures expands its better-known grant making program by launching innovative programs that reach far beyond basic social services; they change communities, helping turn despair to hope.

W2C Waukegan to College is our newest program that today is creating a college-going culture by turning the dream of a college education - and a brighter future - into a reality for more than 80 deserving students from Waukegan High School and their families.

Waukegan to College's multi-faceted services help families who are committed to creating brighter futures for their children by providing them with a unique variety of resources to help their children get on and stay on the path to college. Since its founding in 2009, Waukegan to College has grown to serve 220% more students and their families!

Click here to learn more about New Ventures and programs like, Waukegan to College.

Thank You!
56th Annual Bishop's Ball

If you were one of more than 400 friends of Episcopal Charities who filled the elegant ballroom of Chicago's J.W. Marriott Hotel on October 30th...THANK YOU!

The support you and other like-minded friends provided help make possible all the programs, services, and ministries of Episcopal Charities that every year bring a message of hope to more than 60,000 women, men, children, and families across the Diocese of Chicago.

Sen. John Danforth Speaks to ECCS Guests on:
The Relevance of Religion

“It is an admirable book rooted in an admirable life.” The Washington Post

Many friends of ECCS heard former Senator John Danforth—Episcopal priest, former Attorney General, and former Ambassador to the United Nations — discuss his new book The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics.

Mr. Danforth blended the personal and political to argue that a sense of religion can lead us out of the embittered, entrenched state of politics today.

Bishop Jeffrey Lee and former U.S.Senator John Danforth.