DIGNITY. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. COMPASSION.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has provided essential services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco 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

Shardonnae

Moving her family forward

“I am very grateful for ECS, because they helped me find a job, go back to school, and have a career."

EJ

Focused on success

“I learned to set up for success before beginning any task, minuscule or major."

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.”

STAY IN THE LOOP

Support Resources Available During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 14, 2020

Food Resources  Apply to receive food from the food bank  Apply for CalFresh – Eligibility for food stamps is based on your income right now.…

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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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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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Episcopal Community Services relies on the support of individual donors to help more than 13,000 San Franciscans experiencing homelessness each year.