Mission & Values

Our Mission: Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) helps 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.

DIGNITY & RESPECT

ECS believes in people and their inherent ability to make choices, and recognizes the worth of each person: clients, employees, board members, community.

INTEGRITY

We act fairly, we work hard, we develop sound practices, and we are a good employer, service provider, and steward of resources.

COMPASSION

We see potential in each person and meet them where they are. We care about the people we employ and the people we serve.

DIVERSITY

ECS cultivates a diverse group of stakeholders. We appreciate the value of having everyone represented at the table.

COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION

We are part of a larger community and a larger world. These relationships inform our work and benefit our clients.

VISION & LEADERSHIP

We approach our work with enthusiasm and passion, developing best practices and nourishing leadership throughout ECS.

FLEXIBILITY, INNOVATION, MOVEMENT:

We do dynamic work with responsiveness to both needs and opportunities.

CONTINUUM, HOLISTIC APPROACH

We believe there is no wrong doorway for seeking our services, and we maintain a connection with comprehensive resources in the San Francisco community.

TOOLS and EMPOWERMENT

We seek to equip people with support, knowledge, and the essential services needed to attain their goals.