We have been focused on the wellbeing of children and their families since 1927. Much has changed in that time – our programs and their locations, our leadership, and even our name - but our mission has not.
In the fall of 2017 ECSM "rehomed" its programs and changed its administration from a full-time staff of paid employees to one part-time administrative subcontractor and two volunteer groups that directly support the work of the Club and the Ark. Click here to see the Board message from that time.
The ECSM Board’s work in 2018 is to create “The Friends of the Ark” and “The Friends of the Club" as a means of helping ECSM’s funders and volunteers build strong, ongoing relationships with the new managers of each program.
This web site will have news of "Friends of..." events, and the Program pages contain links to the web sites of Saint Vincent de Paul (The Ark) and Strong City Baltimore (The Club) for direct giving, volunteer sign-ups and wish list for items each program needs.
Keep checking this page for periodic updates.
UPDATE March 2018: Strong City Baltimore launches campaign to find 100 people who believe that changing the lives of city youth changes everyone's future. This innovative campaign supports the work of the Club at Collington and is designed to be a sign to the participants, and others, that individuals can make a positive difference. ECSM encourages "Friends of the Club" to lead the way. Learn more here!
UPDATE January 24, 2108: GATHERING AT THE ARK WITH SVDP AND ECSM, THURSDAY JAN. 25TH, 2018