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DIGNITY. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. COMPASSION.

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.

LIVED EXPERIENCES OF HOMELESSNESS

T.J.

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. ”

Susan

A new outlook

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

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.”

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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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PRESS RELEASE: San Francisco and Oakland Nonprofits Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco and The Unity Council Awarded $400,000 from Bank of America

November 20, 2018

San Fran East Bay Neighborhood Builders Award

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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor London Breed Announces Emergency Winter Shelter Schedule (VIDEO)

November 16, 2018

Press Release:11.16.18 Winter Shelter Beds

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Innovating Solutions to Homelessness

October 26, 2018

Perhaps it will not surprise you that 58% of the 7,499 people counted as homeless in San Francisco’s 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count are living on…

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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.