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

Give Them Shelter

May 7, 2021

Want to solve America’s urban homeless crisis? First, you have to believe it can be fixed. Anyone who has passed by the seemingly endless rows…

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Adult Coordinated Entry: SF’s Gateway to Exiting Homelessness

September 5, 2019

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) operates San Francisco’s Adult Coordinated Entry (ACE) system, the gateway for people experiencing homelessness in the city to be matched with…

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ECS Problem Solvers: Finding Creative, Personalized Solutions to Homelessness

August 13, 2019

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…

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

July 9, 2019

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…

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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.