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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,...

Mayor Farrell Announces Approximately $30 Million in Homeless Prevention, Shelter, and Housing Support Initiatives

May 10, 2018

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell will propose raising city spending on homelessness by more than 11 percent next year, with a big chunk of the new money going toward measures intended to keep people from returning to the streets after the city manages to house them. Read Full Article

PRESS RELEASE: Episcopal Community Services & Mercy Housing to Develop City’s Largest Permanent Supportive Housing Project for Formerly Homeless People

April 25, 2018

Press Release. Up to 265 units at 1064-1068 Mission will designate 100 homes for homeless seniors View Press Release

“All I need is a piano, a house, and a toaster oven.” Denny

August 29, 2017

In my early twenties, I had lived in New York for two years when a friend of mine invited me to go to San Francisco. We would just be there for a couple of weeks, but when we got there, I was so broke that I didn’t have enough money to go back with him. Read Full Article

For those living on the streets in SF, pets often take priority

August 27, 2017

A slobbery tongue wagged out of the mouth of a German shepherd pitbull mix as she reached up to give her owner face kisses for a post-breakfast dessert. Clink, clank. Coins sporadically hit the jar at Tink’s feet, as passersby smiled down at her dog. Read Full Article

“It’s been 25 years of running away. Now I want to finish this.”

June 2, 2017

I’m 50 years old. Everything that has happened in my life until now is because I chose to do it. I can’t blame nobody but myself for the way my life is now. Read Full Article

SF’s newest Navigation Center opens in Dogpatch neighborhood

May 24, 2017

Anita Robertson says she’s long wanted to move in off the street, but she had no idea how to get there. On Wednesday, as she sat under the blue tarp she was using as a shelter just off Third Street south of AT&T Park, she felt a glimmer of hope. Read Full Article

No easy path to ending tent cities

December 7, 2016

The foggy dampness had soaked through her tent. Again. The night chill had bit into her thin sleeping bag. Again. Outside her tent, a couple of neighbors had fought it out over a heroin baggie. Again. Read Full Article

Supportive housing contrast: old Crosby, new Bishop Swing

December 5, 2016

The kinds of health and safety problems that can arise in the century-old SROs used as supportive housing for San Francisco are all but nonexistent in the city’s new large-scale complexes built from the ground up. Download PDF

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