Episcopal Community Services


Our Mission
Episcopal Community Services’ mission is 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.
Ending Homelessness Begins with Creating Homes and Stability

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has been working for the last 30 years to give homeless people in San Francisco the support they need to get off the street and stay off the street. We serve food, provide shelter, and change lives every day. By offering job training, counseling, education, supportive housing, and senior services in addition to shelters, we are able to make an actual impact.

ECS assists over 14,200 homeless and low-income people annually; to each we give a hand up, not a hand-out. Proof that ECS’s services work: In our supportive housing, over 95% of formerly homeless tenants retain housing. More than 70% of our CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services) graduates secure jobs. Our programs for seniors and people with disabilities operate in 18 city neighborhoods and in 5 different languages. We are trusted as San Francisco’s largest provider of emergency shelter and shelter behavioral health services.

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