Episcopal Community Services - San Francisco, CA

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165 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
: Phone: 415) 487-3300
: http://www.ecs-sf.org/
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    2018-12-03 16:59:57
    The shelter staff is terrible. The staff does not care about each individual. They treat the residents like second class citizens and the director is not supportive either.

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Description: Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) helps 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.

Episcopal Community Services operates shelters for homeless adults at two year-round programs, The Sanctuary and Next Door, and the Interfaith Winter Shelter sponsored by the San Francisco Interfaith Council which operates November through March. ECS shelters over 500 people each night at the Sanctuary and Next Door who receive hot meals, showers, laundry facilities and clean, warm beds, and access to an array of social services and healthcare opportunities. ECS serves over 235,000 meals annually in our shelters.
How to get help and shelter:
San Francisco Shelter Reservation Centers serve as the point of entry to shelters for single adults. They coordinate bed assignments throughout the city to maximize the utilization of space. An individual needs to physically go to one of these centers to get a reservation. The reservations fill up quickly and the shelters generally cannot admit anyone without one.
Mission Neighborhood Resource Center
165 Capp St.
(415) 869-7977
MSC South

525 Fifth St.
(415) 869-7977
UCHS Resource Center
2111 Jennings St..
(415) 671-1100

Glide Walk-in Center
330 Ellis St. #101
(415) 674-6012
Both The Sanctuary and Next Door follow a client-focused Harm Reduction Modality. All of the participants are referred to these shelters through the Resource Centers listed above. Once in the shelter, participants are encouraged to participate in our case management programs.

Volunteers Requests by Episcopal Community Services: Most volunteers positions require individuals to be at least 18 years old. The exceptions include, serving meals at our shelters (16 or older with a parental consent form) and volunteering at the Senior Center (12 or older with a parent or guardian present).• For certain volunteer position you will be asked to make a minimum volunteer commitment of three months.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Episcopal Community Services at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

User Answers Provided
Date AddedUser Response
Saturday, February 6, 2021it's a coin toss... I've heard horror stories about people getting beat up and the staff looking the other way. definitely heard stories about lots of people having their things stolen.

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

If you have pictures of the shelter, I will upload them on this page. Please email me with the name of your shelter and the pictures to: HomelessSupport@gmail.com

Do you have items to donate? Contact Episcopal Community Services at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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