Episcopal Community Services

DIGNITY. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. COMPASSION.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has provided essential services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco since 1983, utilizing a holistic approach that addresses the multiple causes leading to homelessness. This past year, we served more than 13,000 people, guided by our mission to help homeless and very low-income people every day and every night obtain the housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.

LIVED EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESSNESS

Shardonnae

Moving her family forward

“I am very grateful for ECS, because they helped me find a job, go back to school, and have a career."

EJ

Focused on success

“I learned to set up for success before beginning any task, minuscule or major."

Sabrina

Now has a place to call home

“I was tired of the streets, the difference is this place. They don’t give up on you.”

STAY IN THE LOOP

ECS Housing at the Forefront of San Francisco’s IHSS Pilot for Formerly Homeless People

December 3, 2021

ECS is proud to be a part of a first-of-its kind program in California launched in San Francisco to bring supportive services directly to the…

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San Francisco’s New Chief of Homelessness on How to Spend $1 Billion and Get People Housed Quickly

June 25, 2021

Shireen McSpadden took the helm last month as the director of San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. McSpadden is coming to the department…

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Give Them Shelter

May 7, 2021

Want to solve America’s urban homeless crisis? First, you have to believe it can be fixed. Anyone who has passed by the seemingly endless rows…

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One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels

May 6, 2021

For homeless people, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide. SAN FRANCISCO — The inside…

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Episcopal Community Services relies on the support of individual donors to help more than 13,000 San Franciscans experiencing homelessness each year.