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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. 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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ECS Focuses on Healthy Aging

October 2, 2019

ECS has long been one of San Francisco’s leading providers of interim and supportive housing and other services for seniors who are low-income and/or homeless…

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SF’s newest Navigation Center opens in Dogpatch neighborhood

May 24, 2017

Anita Robertson says she’s long wanted to move in off the street, but she had no idea how to get there. On Wednesday, as she…

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No easy path to ending tent cities

December 7, 2016

The foggy dampness had soaked through her tent. Again. The night chill had bit into her thin sleeping bag. Again. Outside her tent, a couple…

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