What we do on the East Coast
MCC staff partner with churches and community organizations in the East Coast to respond to basic human needs and work for peace and justice. From our immigration and restorative justice programs to our peacebuilding opportunities for church leaders and young adults, we invite you to support MCC’s ministries. Pray, serve, learn, give and advocate with MCC.
Food boxes distributed annually to families in need in South Central Pennsylvania.
People in South Florida received support with their immigration cases in 2022.
People in prison in Philadelphia received prison care kits in 2021.
Young adults served in the East Coast region through the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) in 2022-23.
MCC East Coast programs
From preparing kits to knotting comforters and quilting to baling paper, cardboard and books for recycling, volunteers at the MCC East Coast Material Resources Center in Ephrata, Pa., provide the essential humanpower behind MCC’s ministries. The Material Resources Center (MRC) functions to process and ship quality supplies for MCC both domestically and internationally. The MRC also offers educational opportunities to visitors and volunteers alike. Contact the MRC at 717-733-2847 or EastCoastMRC@mcc.org to get involved.
MCC East Coast heeds the call to welcome the stranger among us, providing radical hospitality to immigrants and newcomers through direct service programs and partnerships.
Throughout the East Coast region, MCC staff are available to provide education and resources for congregations interested in raising awareness about immigration-related issues.
In Florida and New York City, MCC East Coast and our partners provide immigration services at minimal fees to members of Anabaptist churches. With the supervision of immigration attorneys, immigration counselors assist church members with:
- family petitions
- adjustment of status
- replacement or renewal of green cards and work permits.
MCC staff in South Florida share God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by providing low-cost legal services to low-income immigrants residing in the community.
In New York City, MCC East Coast partners with the New York Mennonite Immigration Program (NYMIP) to respond to forms-based and social service needs of immigrants. MCC also works to provide trauma healing support groups, [Know Your Rights] education and support to emergency shelters in New York City.
In both locations, counselors meet with clients by appointment only. Please contact our offices to schedule an appointment.
In south Florida, contact: FloridaOffice@mcc.org or (305) 249-3477
In New York, contact: NYprogram@mcc.org or (347) 608-1925.
MCC answers Jesus’ call by journeying alongside communities who have been targeted by the mass incarceration system and working toward healing and restoration. We extend care and meet basic human needs through our prisoner care kits that we deliver to those who are incarcerated in Philadelphia.
For MCC, young adults are an incredible source of inspiration, challenge and hope. Young adults, ages 18-30, can attend a peace camp, be a Summer Service participant in their local community, serve with Serving And Learning Together (SALT) in an international setting for one year, or intern in one of MCC’s offices. Engage with MCC's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) by becoming a partner agency or host family. MCC offers young adult programs and service opportunities for all ages in many locations.
Find your place with MCC and join us in sharing God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ, responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.
MCC staff are available to provide peacebuilding training to pastors, church leaders, Sunday School classes, schools and other groups. Contact EastCoast@mcc.org to request a speaker or check out our resource, “Peaceful Practices: A guide to healthy communication in conflict.”
MCC’s impact on the East Coast
From New York City to Puerto Rico, MCC staff accompany partners and run programs in the East Coast region that share God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ.
When love and online dating meet citizenship paperwork
- Migration and Refugees
Comforters: from creation to distribution
- Disaster response
Virginia thrift shop turns solar savings into MCC support
- Climate Change
Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonites in Puerto Rico
Prison care kits: Restoring hope, dignity and mental health
- Justice and Equity
- Migration and Refugees
Upcoming events on the East Coast
Connect with MCC at an event near you! Visit relief sales, pedal in bike ride fundraisers, enjoy food and fellowship at alumni and friends gatherings and more. We can’t wait to see you!
Check out these resources for individuals, churches, schools and other groups based on the East Coast!
Peaceful Practices: A guide to healthy communication in conflict
Embracing Beloved Community
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