Photo courtesy of ECS
Photo courtesy of ECS

If you live, work, or just hang out in San Francisco I am sure you are aware of the large amount of homeless men, women, and children. To be precise, according to the most recent point in time report, in 2015 San Francisco had about 6,686 homeless adults with 25% of them being between the ages of 18-24. Sure, you can help by putting money in their cup on your way to bart, or you can volunteer with any of the following organizations and make a real difference!

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS)

ECS helps homeless and very low-income people every day and every night obtain the housing, jobs, shelter and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.

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Photo courtesy of ECS

There are many ways you can join ECS and help those who need it. You can make a small donation and make a big difference:

$10 – Feed someone for a day
$35 – A bed and two meals
$100 – A G.E.D. test and prep materials
$250 – Lunch for 40 seniors
$500 – Meals and beds for 14 people
$1000 – Dinner for an entire shelter

You can volunteer your time and lend a helping hand doing things like serving breakfast or dinner at the ECS shelters, tutoring an adult GED student, assisting a senior citizen with a game, and more. Check out their current volunteer opportunities today!

Provide non-monetary things for families in need. Click here to take a look at a wishlist. And you can also rally the troops at work, and make a corporate donation.

Project Homeless Connect 

Project Homeless Connect excels in connecting the most vulnerable San Franciscans to vital resources throughout the city. At our one-stop shop events and in our office every day, we link participants to difficult-to-obtain services including medical, dental and vision care, and employment assistance. By mobilizing city and community agencies, as well as thousands of volunteers, we are able to ensure that our participants receive holistic care in a dignified setting.​

Photo courtesy of Project Homeless Connect
Photo courtesy of Project Homeless Connect

Volunteering are considered the backbone of Project Homeless Connect. There are many ways that you, or a group of friends came volunteer their time and energy to give back to the community.

You can also make a monetary donation, where every cent goes directly into one of PHC’s many programs.

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Photo courtesy of project homeless connect

Looking for even more ways to help? Click here and get a glimpse of the large amount of volunteer opportunities in your area courtesy of  Volunteer Match.

Let 2016 be the year that you not only work on yourself, but also help change the lives of those around you.



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