Our Core Purpose

Episcopal Charities and Community Services brings to a broken world the hope for lasting change, rooted in Episcopal vision, faith, and experience, and expressed through collective community efforts.

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Hope for a Broken World

When you support ECCS you help bring 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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Plan now to be part of the fun on November 9th as hundreds of like-minded friends join together on one special night to raise critical support for the life-changing work of Episcopal Charities.

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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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When The Life That Changes Is Your Own

For nearly 60 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

Episcopal Charities Opens National Search for Executive Director

Following the retirement of Episcopal Charities' [ECCS] executive director following a distinguished career that spanned 21 years, ECCS recently opened a nationwide search for the next seasoned executive who will help lead this organization into a new, exciting future directed by a bold strategic plan.

Those who would like to be considered are encouraged to review this online description of the unique opportunity.  To begin the application process, all candidates are required complete an initial online application. A link to the online application is provided at the end of the opportunity description.

Please, no phone calls or email queries.

Author/CEO, Harry Kraemer, to Address Annual Conference

On Monday, April 23rd, Episcopal Charities and Community Services will welcome former CEO of Baxter and popular Kellogg School of Management professor, Harry Kraemer, as the speaker for its 14th Annual Conference.

Mr. Kraemer will speak on the powerful role values have in guiding nonprofit organizations toward excellence as they fulfill their mission in a rapidly changing world.

"Guided by self-reflection, informed by a balance of perspectives, and defined by both true self-confidence and genuine humility, values-based leaders at every level make a difference in their organizations. Their values become the basis of their actions an interactions, as they become their best selves. This starts movement forward in a deliberate process, from best self to best team, best partner...best citizen. It is both revolutionary and evolutionary - and it starts with anyone who desires to become a values-based leader." - from Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership, Harry Kraemer.

"We expect our largest attendance ever," says Otto Reinisch, Episcopal Charities interim executive director, "not only because of our acclaimed speaker but because values, more than ever, are becoming the defining characteristic between organizations that claim excellence and those that truly are."

For more information about the 2018 Annual Conference, contact info@eccsonline.net