Human Services

EASTERN CATAWBA COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY INC

A hand up, not a hand out

aka ECCCM

Newton, NC

Mission

ECCCM's Mission: To bring together the resources of the Christian community to serve the people in need of crisis assistance, support and education, in response to God's call.

Ruling Year

1971

Principal Officer

Rev. Robert Christian Silber

Assistant Director

Kristal Manning

Main Address

PO Box 31

Newton, NC 28658 USA

Keywords

ECCCM, crisis assistance, Newton, Christian

EIN

56-0946753

 Number

1394564357

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Systemic poverty and low income situations, exacerbated by the loss of manufacturing industries, negatively impact residents in the area.

Emergency crisis financial assistance is used as a hand up, followed by full case management with crisis assistance coaching and personalized goal setting with action steps.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Emergency Crisis Progeam

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Hunger Prevention Programs

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of overall donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Emergency Crisis Progeam

Context notes

This metric includes any individual, business or organization that has made a financial contribution.

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Emergency Crisis Progeam

Context notes

This metric includes all persons served through all agency programs

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Emergency Crisis Progeam

Context notes

Number of volunteers who were onsite during 2105

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Context notes

Number of individuals who were coached in one-on-one sessions.

Number of participants counseled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Number of clients participating in educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Number of clients and family who did not complete the entirety of the program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Context notes

This metric includes those who are still in-process in the program.

Number of personal development plans in place

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Crisis Assistance Coaching Program

Number of first-time donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Emergency Crisis Progeam

Context notes

New donors to ECCCM

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The goal of ECCCM is to provide a safety net to those experiencing an economic crisis situation. Due to a number of variables, from unemployment and underemployment, disabilities, extreme poverty to catastrophic crisis situations resulting from accidents, injuries or other medical situations, many families will be unable to provide for themselves during a short-term period. To this end, through crisis services, ECCCM seeks to eliminate homeless by keeping the family unit intact in their home with the basic life needs of mortgage and rent assistance, utilities, fuel oil and kerosene if needed, life-necessary pharmaceuticals, emergency food and clothing.

Moreover, through case management and the Crisis Assistance Coaching Program, families are helped with basic education in financial management, budgeting, shopping strategies, debt reduction and personal goal setting. By so doing, ECCCM's goal is realized through a holistic approach to emergency crisis assistance that addresses the systemic cause and effect, investing in the person that will in turn strengthen the community.

ECCCM's underlying strategy for crisis intervention is at the point of crisis with the family in need. As a crisis agency since 1969, ECCCM's reputation as a beacon of hope is well known throughout the community. Persons are invited to apply for services by providing proof of income and benefit awards along with copies of all bills and expenses. Through a personal interview we are able to determine if a crisis situation exists, and if so, what type of crisis services would be appropriate.

All crisis services are provided immediately, with rent and mortgage assistance paid directly to landlords or lending institutions, utility payments to utility companies, fuel oil or kerosene payments to the vendors, and emergency food given through the food pantry at the conclusion of the interview. In so doing, families in need are assisted immediately, thereby alleviating the crisis situation.

As a crisis assistance agency since 1969, ECCCM is well experienced in efficiently providing crisis assistance services. As a Christian agency, we make a commitment to the community to remain as good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Through years of experience we have established best practices, revising procedures and methodology if changing situations suggest doing so.

With a committed and experienced staff that keeps abreast of community affairs and the economic climate, trends are known and anticipated. With a volunteer base comprised of over 200 regular volunteers who provide over 2000 volunteer hours annually, overhead costs are held down while the community shares in the ministry of ECCCM. Aided by strong relationships with area businesses, ECCCM is able to further reduce costs on necessary business costs and commodity expenses.

Through effective grant writing, area foundations continue to provide a necessary revenue stream for crisis services. ECCCM, being born through supportive area churches, continues to receive annual funding from over 85 congregations. Finally, individuals and businesses contribute financially to the ongoing operations of ECCCM. As a result, in 2012 over 73,000 crisis services were provided to over 91,000 households. To date, no family or individual in need has been turned away due to lack of ability or capacity to provide services.

As a standard procedure of operations, ECCCM enters every applicant into a comprehensive case management database. Through this database, client needs are entered, then subsequent services, providing the means to generate a correlation between needs and services provided. Additionally, monthly statistical reports are generated that measure every aspect of ECCCM's operation and services provided. A comprehensive yearend report further measures every aspect of the ministry.

Prepared in advance for foundations and other grant funders, ECCCM operates by pre-established goals and outcomes. As a necessary component for grant reporting, ECCCM prepares annual reports of outcomes versus goals, effectively measuring whether the agency was able to achieve that which it set out to do. To this date, ECCCM has effectively demonstrated its ability to meet its goals by the outcomes that are achieved.

ECCCM has accomplished providing crisis services to 100% of those who apply and qualify for crisis assistance services. In the most recent reporting year of 2012, this has included 91,805 households that have had crisis situations alleviated, eliminating homeless, providing basic life needs, and emergency food that eliminates food insecurity. Moreover, through the Crisis Assistance Coaching Program, 100% of clients who have enrolled have been helped in meaningful ways that strengthen the family.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Feeding America

Second Harvest Food Bank

Chamber of Commerce

Financials

EASTERN CATAWBA COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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