The Elaine Ellis Center of Health was founded in 2010 by the relatives of the late Elaine Ellis, who lost her battle with cancer in 1993.  

She was the matriarch of her family and a vibrant presence in her community. Her kindness and passion to serve others who were less fortunate extended beyond her family and friends to anyone who was in need of food, shelter, advice, and good conversation.

Though she is unable to see the fruit which her character produced, her legacy continues, and is the driving force behind the Center’s mission to serve others.


Elaine Ellis Center of Health (EECH) is a Not-For-Profit Organization dedicated to providing affordable comprehensive, preventive, and primary healthcare services to individuals residing in public housing and the surrounding areas, regardless of their ability to pay.  In so doing, we are committed to offering said services in a clean, safe environment, appropriate in meeting the healthcare needs of our target population.

EECH also demonstrates social responsibility through the just use of resources.  The commitment of our staff, physicians, volunteers, community partners and friends to our mission permits us to maintain a quality of presence and tradition of caring, which is a hallmark of EECH.