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ECS Problem Solvers: Finding Creative, Personalized Solutions to Homelessness

By Josh Steinberger, Associate Manager of Problem Solving Episcopal Community Services’s (ECS) Problem Solvers take an innovative, highly personalized approach to help people experiencing homelessness find creative solutions and pathways to housing. As affordable and supportive housing are available to only a limited number of persons, particularly those with the greatest need, this division of…

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IPS: A Proven Solution for Employment in the Fight against Homelessness

By Beth StokesExecutive Director, Episcopal Community Services Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based practice designed primarily to help people with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. The model has also evolved to serve others, including transition‐aged youth, veterans, justice‐involved individuals, people receiving public benefits, and, significantly, people experiencing homelessness.…

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Navigation Centers Are a Key Element to Ending Homelessness

By Beth StokesExecutive Director, Episcopal Community Services Navigation Centers are a critical tool in the effort to end homelessness in San Francisco. They provide a low-barrier respite from the streets for a highly vulnerable population, in tandem with on-site case management, streamlined access to social services and medical care, and coordinated entry into pathways to…

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CHEFS Kitchen Catering Website Now Available

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Need treats for a meeting? Planning a lunch? Hosting a reception or special event? Now you can use our very own CHEFS Kitchen Catering to provide the meals, snacks, or hors d’oeuvres. We’re happy to launch a new website for our CHEFS catering program, which provides culinary training for homeless and very low-income people. Visit CHEFS Kitchen Catering…

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Join Chef Martin Yan And “The Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem at Episcopal Community Services 15th Annual CHEFS Gala on May 2, 2019

*** PRESS RELEASE*** Join Chef Martin YanAnd “The Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclemat Episcopal Community Services 15th Annual CHEFS Galaon May 2, 2019 Tickets on sale now at chefsgalasf.org. San Francisco, CA, April 8th, 2019 – Beth Stokes, Executive Director, and the Board of Episcopal Community Services (ECS) of San Francisco, a leader in San Francisco’s…

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Innovating Solutions to Homelessness

Perhaps it will not surprise you that 58% of the 7,499 people counted as homeless in San Francisco’s 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count are living on the streets, but it’s true. The city has partnered with Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) and other agencies to pilot new models to assist this highly vulnerable unsheltered…

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San Francisco Produce Market – Zero Waste Grantee Spotlight (VIDEO)

The San Francisco Environmental Department shot a short video to highlight their Zero Waste Program at the Global Climate Summit in September. The Zero Waste Program awards grant funding to non-profit organizations whose work helps San Francisco towards zero waste. ECS is an indirect recipient of their efforts through the SF Produce Market, check out…

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