Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco

  • CA


165 8th Street
San Francisco
United States

About Us

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) has worked at the forefront of homelessness – and innovative strategies to alleviate it – since 1983. We are an independent non-profit, committed to housing as the solution to homelessness and operate across the full continuum of care:

· 12 permanent supportive housing sites with on-site wellness services for single adults, families, and veterans;

· 2 Navigation Centers for people exiting encampment living and connecting with rapid rehousing services;

· 2 24/7 emergency shelters, plus staffing and day-to-day management of the city’s Interfaith Winter Shelter and Emergency Pop-up Shelters;

· Staffing and managing the City’s Coordinated Entry to Housing system for single adults;

· SF START: a roving team of in-shelter behavioral health specialists that offers mental health assessment, supports, and referrals for guests of all of San Francisco’s shelters.


ECS also runs a senior day-center, an adult education center, a culinary training program for homeless and recently homeless students, and the CHEFS Kitchens social enterprise.


ECS serves approximately 7,000 individuals annually with an operational budget of $33 million, assets of $5 million, nearly 300 employees, and thousands of devoted volunteers. Additionally, ECS provides partnership management and asset management services to three housing affiliates, with additional annual operations of $6 million and assets of $42 million.