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CHEFS Kitchen Catering Website Now Available

May 22, 2019

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 to order catering and support ECS’s mission to provide housing and employment opportunities for all. You and your guests will not only appreciate the delectable food, but also the knowledge that this catering has helped support those experiencing homelessness to receive the culinary arts training...

2019 CHEFS Gala Photos

May 8, 2019

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

April 8, 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 plan to create more supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, are proud to announce the organization’s 15th annual CHEFS Gala fundraiser on May 2, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Bespoke, located at 845 Market Street atop Westfield Centre. We are...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor London Breed Celebrates Opening of New Bryant Street Navigation Center

January 9, 2019

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) will operate the Bryant Street Navigation Center. In addition to Bryant, ECS also operates the Central Waterfront Navigation Center and previously operated the original Mission Navigation Center prior to its closure in October 2018. “This Navigation Center is a critical tool in a broader effort to drive systemic change and solve problems of homelessness more effectively on a larger scale,” said Episcopal Community services Executive Director, Beth Stokes. “Navigation Centers provide low-barrier, low-threshold respite from the streets for a highly vulnerable population, in tandem with on-site case management, streamlined access to social services...

PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco and Oakland Nonprofits Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco and The Unity Council Awarded $400,000 from Bank of America

November 20, 2018

San Fran East Bay Neighborhood Builders Award

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor London Breed Announces Emergency Winter Shelter Schedule (VIDEO)

November 16, 2018

Press Release:11.16.18 Winter Shelter Beds http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=talHLWCRO5Q

Innovating Solutions to Homelessness

October 26, 2018

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 population, many of whom have resisted entering the traditional shelter system for fear of losing their relationships, their pets, or their possessions. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/10/26/innovating-solutions-to-homelessness.html

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

September 17, 2018

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 their video featuring ECS’s own, Chef Al Leddy.

ECS Bridging the Digital Divide (VIDEO)

May 18, 2018

Community Technology Network is an Episcopal Community Services of SF partner on the AB1299 Adoption Grant work, which is bringing digital literacy training and a free laptop to every unit of ECS owned housing at Canon Barcus, Canon Kip, and Bishop Swing. This Adoption Grant work was the second of a two part State of CA funding opportunity to help bridge the digital divide at ECS. The first was an Infrastructure Grant that allowed all three properties to be wired for free Wi-Fi for all residents. In addition, ECS has been working to bring free Wi-Fi and 24/7 community computers...

PRESS RELEASE: Be Part of the Solution to Ending Homelessness With Episcopal Community Services at the 14th Annual CHEFS Gala

May 14, 2018

San Francisco, CA, May 14th, 2018 — Episcopal Community Services (ECS) of San Francisco, a leader in San Francisco’s plan to create more supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce its 14th annual CHEFS Gala fundraiser on June 7, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Bespoke, located at 845 Market Street atop Westfield Centre. Guests at the event will enjoy tastings and cocktails from 22 of the City’s best restaurants while participating in live and silent auctions. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness about San Franciscans experiencing homelessness and provide funds for housing,...

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