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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. 

Tuesday - December 16th - is ESM's night at California Pizza Kitchen. Download the flyer, present to your server and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Empty Stocking Fund, benefiting ESM and 19 other agencies!

Christmas Holiday Baskets

ESM will be distributing Christmas Holiday Baskets on Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The baskets are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. Baskets are given to families of two or more and you must bring a photo ID for the person picking up and social security cards for everyone in the household, even if you are already an ESM client. If you have questions, please call us 636-1916.



 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!

To help the campaign and raise money for 20 agencies, including ESM visit



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 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.