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CCC social service department
The China Christian Council (CCC) established a Social Service Department in June 2002 to facilitate local church initiatives and complement the work of the officially secular Amity Foundation.
The Social Service Department concentrates on educating Chinese Christians about the need to engage in serving their local community, encouraging and co-ordinating local churches in establishing projects and fundraising. Initiatives supported by the Department have included the provision of wheelchairs to people with physical disabilities in Henan, training carers of children with autism, working on an 'English Language Ark' for students in Hubei and rehabilitating recently released prisoners. During 2003 the Social Services Department also helped coordinate the collection of donations and relief equipment for provinces impacted by SARS.