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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. 

Important: Changes to the Rental Assistance Program

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Give a Suit! Change a Life!

Men's Wearhouse will be collecting gently used men's suits and business clothing from June 22 through July 31. Items collected will be given to ESM for our annual suit giveaway in mid-September.

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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


"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.