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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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Supportive housing contrast: old Crosby, new Bishop Swing

December 5, 2016

The kinds of health and safety problems that can arise in the century-old SROs used as supportive housing for San Francisco are all but nonexistent…

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