ESM is a ministry of the 8 historic downtown churches primarily focused on those with immediate needs in our communities. We are responding to Governor Polis’ request that we limit potential exposure to the Coronavirus for those we serve, for our staff and volunteers, by suspending all ESM services until further notice. We are a close-knit ministry and we care deeply for our guests, our staff and our volunteers. This is an act of caring as we move to protect the vulnerable in our immediate community. This was not an easy decision to make, but we believe we are acting in the best interests of those we serve and those who serve at ESM.
ESM serves over 70,000 people each year in the Pikes Peak region who need food for themselves or their families, or need a shower, or need clothing or laundry services. When you donate to ESM, you ensure that a family can provide for their basic needs without having to choose between food and paying rent, or face a cold winter without warm clothes and blankets. Your support is critical to our mission to restore dignity and encourage self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and people experiencing homelessness.
ESM would not be able to fulfill its mission without the incredible dedication, passion, and commitment of our volunteers. Approximately 175 active volunteers work directly with our guests or help in our large pantry. This helps to keep administrative costs as low as possible for the organization. Consider volunteering! We are always looking for additional help. Come join those who already serve and experience the joy of giving of your time.
Do You Have Time To Be Part Of The Ministry At ESM?
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.
A collaborative Christian response to low-income and homeless people in crisis.
ESM serves over 70,000 people each year in the Pikes Peak Region who cannot afford to buy food, pay for housing, or find a job. When you donate to ESM, you ensure that a family can provide for their basic needs without having to choose between food and medication, or face having no heat during the winter in order to stay in their home. Your support is crucial to our mission to restore dignity and encourage self-sufficiency for low income and homeless people in crisis.
ESM would not be able to fulfill its mission without the incredible dedication, passion, and commitment of our volunteers. Approximately 130 volunteers work directly with clients or on special projects, helping to keep administrative costs low for the organization. But, we are always looking for additional volunteers. Come join those who are already serving and experience the miracles that happen at ESM almost daily!
ESM provides a collaborative Christian response to low income and homeless people in crisis through a variety of services:
"You do the true work of jesus and helped me and my wife during difficult times. God bless you all"
"Years ago, when I was in great need, ESM helped me. I will always be grateful."
"Exceptional organization providing for the community out of their faith-based principles. None of us are perfect examples of Christ's love but the folks working at ESM are doing excellent work."
“I had a new job and didn't have any money to buy black pants and shoes for my job. The lady went back to check but they didn't have but she got me a new pair of shoes (they actually were new, didn't seem to have been worn. Probably someone who didn't get the correct size) and 2 nice blue jeans. I was very grateful to get because I needed some shoes and pants.”
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