For over 50 years, Bishop Anderson House has been affiliated with Episcopal Charities and Community Services in the Diocese of Chicago. In 1957 the first “United Episcopal Charities Appeal” raised $37,000 as a result of a consolidated appeal for funding to support the work of eight partner agencies, and ECCS has been a major supporter of BAH ever since.
Every year since its founding in 1960, Episcopal Charities makes annual grants to ministry partners. These grants are especially valued because they are for general operating support, providing the resources agencies use to ensure excellence in their ministries. The average grant in 2016 was more than $40,000. Over the past ten years, Episcopal Charities has granted nearly $7,000,000 in unrestricted support as the largest single donor of general operating grants for its ministry partners. Without the funds allocated by ECCS, agencies like Bishop Anderson House would be unable to provide and expand valuable transformational services.
We give thanks for the financial and institutional support of ECCS. Through them, we, too, are able to transform lives and provide hope via pastoral care to thousands in Illinois.