Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS): ECS is an innovative and independent non-profit which has worked at the forefront of homelessness since 1983. ECS utilizes a holistic approach to help homeless and very low-income people obtain the housing, jobs, shelter and essential services needed to prevent and end homelessness.
ECS operates the following programs:
Navigation Centers (2)
Shelters for single adults (2)
Interfaith Winter Shelter
ECS manages and/or provides services at 14 supportive housing sites with on-site care coordination for single adults, families and veterans. We are currently co-developing the largest supportive housing project in San Francisco that will be home to over 250 of the most vulnerable community members experiencing chronic homelessness.
The organization provides a roving team of in-shelter, Behavioral Health Clinicians and Clinical Care Managers that offer mental health assessment, support, and referrals for guests of all of San Francisco’s adult shelters. SF START is a Medi-Cal billing team, partnering with the Department of Public Health to provide these critical services.
ECS also provides clinical support in all of our supportive housing sites, navigation centers, and within our adult coordinated entry system of care.
ECS manages a senior day center that provides case management, with a senior meal program that is overseen by the Director of Healthy Aging. The Healthy Aging program supports aging in place best practices across ECS’s supportive housing sites, and advises the emergency housing portfolio on healthy aging practices.
Workforce Development and Social Enterprise
The ECS Workforce & Social Enterprise Department includes a diverse set of activities including three vocational workforce programs (culinary, shelter worker, and hotel), a school, a catering business, congregant meal service and two shelter kitchens.
Supported by ACES, the Rapid Rehousing Program will help participants obtain subsidized market-rate housing to exit homelessness and then further maintain housing after the subsidy period ends.
Adult Coordinated Entry System (ACES) for the City of San Francisco
ECS is the lead agency implementing the new ACES in San Francisco. This initiative includes activities related to assessment, problem solving, housing navigation, and housing stabilization services. ECS is overseeing this program in partnership with San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, as well as with other non-profit partners.
ECS serves approximately 8,000 individuals annually. The organization has an operational budget of $40 million, assets of $5 million, employs nearly 400 staff members and has over 2,500 devoted volunteers. Additionally, ECS provides partnership management and asset management services to its housing affiliates, with annual operations of $6 million and assets of $42 million.
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS): ECS is an innovative and independent non-profit which has worked at the forefront of homelessness since 1983. ECS utilizes a holistic approach to help homeless and very low-income…