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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. 

 Memorial Day Image ESM will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day weekend. We will reopen for business and client hours on Tuesday, May 26.  

Notice! ESM is out of rental assistance funds for the month of May. We will be able to provide rental assistance again on June 1, for the month of June.


Tax Help Appointments at ESM

ESM's volunteer tax preparers completed tax returns (federal and state) for almost 2,000 clients between February 1 and April 15!

If you still need help with tax preparation, appointments will be taken every other Monday, starting June 1st and ending in August. 

To make an appointment, please call
719-228-6786 on or after May 15.  No appointments will be made prior to May 15.


 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!   




“Thank you Men's Warehouse for helping ESM provide more than 250 clients with professional work attire!"   ~  ESM Jobs Department
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.