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Welcome to Eastside Community Ministry

“Creating a better community by serving neighbors in need” – since 1958

Mission Statement

Eastside Community Ministry is an ecumenical ministry seeking to help people transform their lives by meeting their basic needs and offering them education, life skills training, and relationship building opportunities.  ECM is a trusting environment where people are loved, valued and treated with dignity.

ECM is led by an independent Board of Directors, and is funded by the United Way of Muskingum, Perry & MorganCounties, churches, civic groups, businesses and caring individuals.

Philosophy

ECM strives to meet not only the basic needs of those who come to us for assistance, but to provide an atmosphere of trust and caring.  To this end, staff and volunteers spend time with each individual – listening, offering suggestions, and supporting them in their efforts to manage their day-to-day lives as well as possible.  When appropriate, we direct them to other community resources to help in ways that we cannot.

Our youth program is designed to teach life skills which will enable participating students to become independent, contributing members of our community.