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

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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Churches open doors to SF homeless in winter shelter program

November 20, 2016

Dozens of additional homeless residents of San Francisco will be able to get out of the rain and cold after the city’s faith community came…

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Finding Home

November 9, 2016

“The kitchen saved my life and I’ve seen it save other people.” -Chef Phoebe Sanders. From 2005 to 2007, I ran the Community Kitchen Program…

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Pop-up clothing store designed to give homeless San Franciscans choice, respect

October 26, 2016

A clothing store will pop up in San Francisco on Friday, giving homeless people the opportunity to freely shop for those things they need, whether…

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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.