Welcome Ministry of El Cajon is an affiliate of Ecclesia Ministries, a worldwide street ministry movement. Started in the summer of 1994, the Rev. Dr. Deborah Little began meeting with homeless people on the streets of Boston, offering sandwiches, friendship, and referrals. Her outreach inspired an affiliation of unique ecumenical church communities in Ecclesia Ministries that engage homeless and privileged people, service providers, clergy, seminarians, artists, and professionals of all kinds in activities that work to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of homeless people. The relationships that are forged provide a foundation of spiritual comfort and trust between people of all kinds and lay the groundwork for meaningful transformation in all of our lives.