From our beginnings in the basement of Grace Cathedral, local parishes and congregations have been crucial in helping us provide services to the most vulnerable in our community. Below are ways your congregation or faith-based group can become involved:

Personal Hygiene Drive
Our shelter residents are always in need of toothbrushes, soap, socks, shampoo and other toiletries. Many of our clients enter the shelters without any of these basic hygiene items. Host a drive in your congregation for one or all of these items.

Bereavement Ceremonies
Help residents cope with the loss of a neighbor by facilitating small memorial ceremonies at our various sites. Ceremonies are informal and non-denominational in nature. Email slehman@ecs-sf.org to be added to our on-call list.

Serve a Shelter Meal with your Parishioners
Daily meal service opportunities are available for breakfast and dinner. We are always in need of small groups of 3 - 7 people. If you are available to recruit some fellow parishioners from your congregation on a regular or semi-regular basis, please contact mburke@ecs-sf.org to set up an opportunity.

Monthly Senior Center Celebration
Once a month, our Canon Kip Senior Center celebrates all their seniors who have a birthday that month. Volunteers help make birthday cards and serve lunch. The celebration takes place the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Invite Us to Speak
Interested in learning more about homelessness in San Francisco? Invite us to speak during a service or coffee hour. Educate your congregation on the solutions to homelessness in San Francisco and offer them ways to get involved.

Holiday Volunteer Groups
Spread holiday cheer throughout our eleven sites by serving meals, singing carols, or hosting a giving tree. The holiday season can be a challenging time for our residents, and sharing your time and friendship can make all the difference.

Financial Giving
Help us continue our important work in fighting homelessness by making a donation. Gifts can be made online or sent to:

Episcopal Community Services
Attn: Development Department
165 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


We’re grateful for the following congregation partners:

All Saints' Church, San Francisco
Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos
Church of Our Saviour, Mill Valley
Church of St. Matthew, San Mateo
Church of the Advent, San Francisco
Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Holy Trinity Church, Menlo Park
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco
St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette
St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, San Francisco
St. Francis Episcopal Church, San Francisco
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco

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