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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. 

As of September 15, 2014, ESM has expended all available rental assistance funds for the month of September. We will not be able to provide rental assistance until October 1, 2014.

Support Empty Stocking Fund through California Pizza Kitchen


Suit Give-Away Event

Saturday, October 11th!
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
201 N. Weber Street

Offering business attire for men for interviews and jobs. Clothing will include suits, sport coats, slacks, dress shirts, shoes, ties and belts. No appointments required; first-come, first-serve while supplies last. Questions? Call 228-6794.

This event is held in partnership with Men's Wearhouse - Thank you!!



Thursday, November 13th
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
The DoubleTree Hotel
1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs

Join us at our annual luncheon. All proceeds benefit our programs and services. To sponsor, attend or have questions? Call 228-6781.

Thank you to the following sponsors!

El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs Utilities, GE Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Axis Business Solutions, Penrose-St. Francis, O'Briens Carpet Outlet, ANB Bank, Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, Centennial Reproduction Center, The Ent Community Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Thank you also to our Founding Churches!

First Baptist, First Christian, First Congregational, First Lutheran, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Grace & St. Stephen's Episcopal and  St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.



Empty Stocking Fund Campaign!

We are proud to be part of the Empty Stocking Fund Campaign and look forward to this year's campaign and goal of raising $1Million during the Christmas season!

The campaign kicks off on November 27, 2014 and runs through January 16, 2016.  Watch for community events that will support the campaign. The more dollars raised, the more dollars ESM and the other partner agencies will receive.

California Pizza Kitchen Flyer

"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.