PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE WIDER COMMUNITy
In addition to working within the Episcopal Church, we reach out to other partners in the wider community. In this work, we partner with both faith-based and secular organizations. We strive to support and collaborative with partners who are working to achieve justice for the poor and oppressed.
Since 1971, we have been the general partner in Morville House, a 176-unit federally subsidized home for low-income elders.
Morville House, at the corner of Norway Street and Edgerly Road in the Fenway area of Boston’s Back Bay, welcomes inquiries about its apartments. Resident services at the Morville House include a professional staff to coordinate activities referrals/coordination of home health and homecare activities including; art class, exercise and trips daily lunch served at a nominal cost (5 days/wk), and social service programs available to neighborhood residents.
The residence was built for elderly men and women, 62 and older, with low and moderate incomes, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin. Contact the Morville House: (617) 437-1902.
Wider Community Partnership Grants
The goal of Episcopal City Mission’s Wider Community Partnership Grants Program is to support and partner with like-minded organizations in the wider community that address issues of social injustice.
This is an annual grant program. The deadline for submission is in the spring. To learn if your organization is eligible to submit an application, please contact Katie Campbell Simons at 617.482.4826 x 224 or katie@EpiscopalCityMission.org.
In 2014, our grant program supported like-minded organizations in the wider community that address issues of social injustice.
Abolitionist Network, Emmanuel Gospel Center: The Abolitionist Network is a community of leaders in the Church seeking to understand the systems driving human trafficking in Boston and beyond, and pursuing effective Church engagement.
Boston Faith and Justice Network: BFJN gathers Christians from many different traditions sharing a common concern to love our neighbor through economic discipleship and engages them to think about resources, from the money we earn, to the food we eat, to the places we live.
City Mission Society: City Mission Society of Boston catalyzes action to root out poverty in our neighborhoods by means of programs and activities that embody the guiding principles of empowerment, education and partnership.
Massachusetts Council of Churches: A network of individuals, congregations and denominations convinced that what binds us together in Christ is stronger than what divides us." MCC is working to lead the renewal of the vibrant, ecumenical local church in Massachusetts, encouraging critical, adaptive ministry and creating opportunities for Christian advocacy and interfaith dialogue.
Partakers: A faith-based, non-profit organization founded in 1997 to address the issue of education as the key factor in providing rehabilitation and impacting the rate of prisoner recidivism. Partakers' mission is to reduce prisoner recidivism through community mentoring and the advancement of education.
UU Mass Action: An organization founded to build a more unified and collective voice for Unitarian Universalists in Massachusetts around issues of justice and to create a space for resource sharing and leadership development among parishes undertaking social justice work.