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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. 


Rental Assistance
As of Wednesday, January 14, ESM's rental assistance for the month of January has been fully expended. We will have rental assistance available again on Monday, February 2. Please see review the qualification guidelines to determine your eligibility. 


Tax preparation begins on Monday, February 2!

ESM will be offering VITA income tax preparation, beginning on Monday, February 2. This service is provided for individual income tax returns for the current income tax year only. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is first-come, first-serve with usually 15 people in the morning session and 15 people in the afternoon session. 



 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 think ESM is a great place! You really help people and everyone is so kind and friendly. You are a Godsend. Thank you so much."

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.