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DIGNITY. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. COMPASSION.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has provided essential services to homeless San Franciscans since 1982, utilizing a holistic approach that addresses the multiple causes leading to homelessness. We serve more than 7,000 people a year, 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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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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PRESS RELEASE: Acting Mayor London Breed and The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Announce Capacity Increase at Shelters

December 20, 2017

Acting Mayor London Breed and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing today announced that 75 additional individuals will be accommodated daily at San Francisco’s…

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“All I need is a piano, a house, and a toaster oven.” Denny

August 29, 2017

In my early twenties, I had lived in New York for two years when a friend of mine invited me to go to San Francisco.…

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For those living on the streets in SF, pets often take priority

August 27, 2017

A slobbery tongue wagged out of the mouth of a German shepherd pitbull mix as she reached up to give her owner face kisses for…

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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.