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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. 

Open Position- Jobs Coordinator

 




 

Tax preparation continues until Wednesday, April 15th!

Volunteer tax prepares will be offering VITA income tax preparation through April 15th! 

Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is first-come, first-serve with usually 15 people in the morning session and 15 people in the afternoon session. 

Required documentation for VITA to do taxes:
  • Total adjusted gross income under $60,000
  • Photo ID of person filing taxes
  • Social security card for every person on return
  • ITINs if no social security card
  • All sources of income: W2s, 1099s, 1099G, 1098T
  • Health insurance information: SSA 1099 for Medicare, Medicaid, 1095 (if health insurance purchased from market place), W2s showing employee insurance, documentation showing other health insurance coverage
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 Empty Stocking Fund Campaign!

We are proud to be part of the Empty Stocking Fund Campaign. This year the campaign raised $1.6 Million. Thank you to everyone who participated in the various ESF events and who donated to the Campaign. You helped ESM and 19 other agencies!   

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ESM Snow Closure Policy

In case of inclement weather, ESM follows School District #11 for delays and closures.

If District #11 has a two-hour delay, ESM will open at 10:00 a.m.

If District # 11 is closed, ESM is closed. 

If in doubt, please call our main telephone number 719-636-1916.
 

"I think ESM is a great place! You really help people and everyone is so kind and friendly. You are a Godsend. Thank you so much."

-Kimberly
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.