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Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has provided essential services to homeless San Franciscans 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.



Beginning again at the Minna Lee

“It's amazing what a person will do when they abandon dignity.  At the Minna Lee, I'm beginning to re-engage with society again. ”


A new outlook

“I'm looking forward to using this as a stepping stone to my future.”


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.”


Read Our Stories

San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter Returns for Its 31st Year

November 19, 2019

The low temperatures and wet weather of San Francisco’s winter months are dangerous for people experiencing homelessness, and particularly those who are unsheltered and vulnerable…

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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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Navigation Centers Are a Key Element to Ending Homelessness

July 9, 2019

By Beth StokesExecutive Director, Episcopal Community Services Navigation Centers are a critical tool in the effort to end homelessness in San Francisco. They provide a…

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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,…

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Episcopal Community Services relies on the support of individual donors to help more than 7,200 San Franciscans experiencing homelessness each year.