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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. 

Interim Executive Director Position
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Support Empty Stocking Fund (and ESM and 19 other agencies) through California Pizza Kitchen

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored and donated at our annual luncheon which was held on November 13th!

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, Ent Federal Credit Union, GE Johnson

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.



Thanksgiving Baskets

We will be distributing Thanksgiving baskets again this year during the week of Thanksgiving. We are collecting items for those baskets. Last year, we gave away 300 baskets and you can help this year. 

To donate, click here for a full list.




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.