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Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) was established as a nonprofit organization in 1982 by eight large downtown churches. Considered an outreach extension for the community, ESM responds to the emergency social service needs of low-income, homeless and unemployed individuals and families in Colorado Springs. 


 VITA tax season starts Monday, February 3rd!

ESM will again be a VITA tax site. We will begin preparing income tax returns on February 3, 2014. This service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis during our normal client hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

The first 15 people in line will be seen in the morning (at 9:00 a.m.)  and the first 15 people in line will be seen in the afternoon (at 12:30 p.m.). People begin lining up about an hour prior to the doors opening, so be here early.


Empty Stocking Fund Campaign!

We are proud to be part of the Empty Stocking Fund Campaign. This year the campaign raised $1,018,866!

ESM  Weather Closing Policy

In case of inclement weather, ESM follows Colorado Springs School District # 11's closing policy.

If District # 11 is on a two hour delay, than ESM is on a two hour delay, opening at 10:00 a.m. (two hours later than normal business opening time of 8:00 a.m.)

If District # 11 is closed, than ESM is closed.

"The housing volunteer counselors were very helpful in getting my rent paid. It was a reassuring feeling knowing I was being helped. Thank you!"

In response to the Gospel, ESM promotes self-sufficiency and restores dignity by providing food, medicine, housing, job placement, educational programs, and spiritual encouragement.

ESM provides a collaborative Christian response to low income and homeless people in crisis.

ESM will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations prohibiting discrimination.