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Members of Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council (“EISCC”) believe we are guided by the moving of God’s spirit in our community to work together in a spirit of caring and celebration. We honor and respect each other’s religious heritages, welcome and pray for each other, and share information about pressing community needs.

EISCC members represent dozens of Eastside congregations and meet monthly on the second Tuesdays at noon at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue WA 98006.  map and directions, with lunch provided.  Currently meeting in person and via Zoom. NOTE: No General Meeting in August!

We provide a forum to educate, advocate, initiate, coordinate, and support through task forces and other means, to work for the common good, and to address human needs and improve the quality of life of the citizens living in the eastside communities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Renton, and Redmond.

Linda Hillesheim, EISCC board member, represents the eastside faith community on the board of Eastside Human Services Forum.

EISCC sponsors one sub-agency – Congregations for Kids, which provides school supplies for children in Bellevue schools.  Three prior EISCC sub-agencies now operate independently: Congregations for the Homeless, and The Sophia way support homeless men, women and children  on the eastside and also operate the Eastside Winter Shelters for men, and for women and children.  Recently independent sub-agency Backpack Meals For Kids provides supplemental nutrition for Bellevue school children.

EISCC sponsors the Eastside Emergency Services Fund administered through Hopelink.

Here is a link to the King County affordable Housing Develoment Consortium.

Washington Afghan Refugee Relief Information

Nourishing Networks

EISCC is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity, EIN 94-3036001.

link to –>> October 12, 2019 workshop on affordable housing

Together we are building a caring community