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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.

ESM will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. We will re-open for all normal client and business hours on Monday, November 30.





Thanksgiving Baskets 

Update: Please be advised that ESM distributed nearly 200 holiday baskets on Monday (11/23) and will only be able to distribute 59 baskets on Tuesday (11/24). Once these baskets are gone, there will be no further baskets to distribute.

For information on other Thanksgiving dinner distribution or meals click HERE.

Tuesday, 11/24: While supplies last in the morning, for those living in ESM’s zip code service area. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

ESM zip code service areas: 80901, 80903, 80905 (east of I-25), 80906 (east of I-25), 80907 (east of I-25), 80909, 80910, 80916, 80926

Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.

Important: Participants must bring a photo ID for every adult in the family and social security cards for every person in the household, even if they are already in ESM’s client database and have received services in the past. You will be asked to return with the proper documents.

Note: The holiday baskets will contain most items to prepare a Thanksgiving meal and may either contain a turkey or a roasting chicken.

"I lost my job and was not able to pay my rent. ESM staff and volunteers reassured me that it was OK to ask for help and helped with rental assistance. Thanks to ESM I am back on track again."

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.