ECTLC is a 501-c-3 nonprofit corporation with the specific purpose of leading men, women, and families to a saving faith in Christ. This includes, but not exclusively, those who are homeless, nearly homeless, and/or affected by drugs, alcohol, and other life issues. To accomplish this goal we operate several transitional living centers in San Diego’s east county, with our main campus on East Main in El Cajon. There are five (5) separate programs offered to meet the needs of the homeless, whether they are single men or women, or families fallen on hard times.


   Our mission is to provide a transitional living environment that meets the needs of everyone who comes to us for help, through both long- and short-term case-managed programs. ECTLC maintains clean, safe facilities that provide individuals and families with temporary housing and meals until they can regain control of their lives. We offer emergency housing, transitional living, Biblical training, job skills development, opportunities to earn a GED, case management, professional counseling, classes that range from anger management to recovery to parenting, and linkage to important social service resources.


   Although 2 of our programs are secular in nature, ECTLC was founded upon the Word of God. We value everyone as precious, and we commit to treat each individual as such. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith, and self-control are the core of our teachings. There are no throw-away people. Everyone has tremendous value to those whom they love, to our society, and to Almighty God.



Here are a few of our friends and supporters, to whom we express our hearfelt gratitude.