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Episcopal Community Services

Grounded in faith, sustained by hope, and acting through love, Episcopal Community Services strengthens and supports adults, youth, children and families at risk and in need.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 6/3/2011
1730 Clifton Place, Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 6128748823
Fax: 6128749802
EIN 41-0873401
Principal Staff John Estrem, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 22.8
Number of Volunteers 500 combined program and leadership volunteers
Number of Clients Served 5898
General Information
Board Chair Paul Stricklan
Number of Board Members 17
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10.6
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
2009 ECS Statistics: -274 households comprised of 207 adults and 439 children received Intensive Case Management services -634 households in five partnering housing complexes received Resident Services -1,298 women and 360 men were served by ECS' Ready for Success Programs -3,890 bagged lunches and bottles of water were provided to walk-in homeless clients at our Minneapolis Family Resource Center -Twenty-three youth regularly participated in ECS’ Youth Development Program -ECS and seven partnering churches served 20 families comprised of 36 adults and 66 children -An ECS staff person worked with and found housing for 12 households who had experienced long-term homelessness -98 households from 18 different countries were served by ECS at The Center for Families -622 individuals received holiday gifts through our Adopt-a-Family program -354 children received school supplies through our Ready to Learn program -74 children served by ECS programs went to over-night summer camps. 50 of these campers experienced summer camp for the first time. -350 volunteers actively participated in ECS programs acting as personal shoppers, mentors, Board Members, office reception volunteers, etc.
Current Goals
In 2010, we are working to expand our Resident Services program by adding two new large apartment complexes that provide on-site services. We are also expanding our Supportive Housing Program to include two additional congregations serving eight additional families. We have opened a second Ready for Success Men's Program site in Minneapolis allowing us to serve more men than we did in 2009. We are working to increase volunteer personal shoppers for our Ready for Success Programs to serve more women and men in need of career clothing. We have a Promise Fellow working with our Youth Development Program to increase the amount of services offered. We have a VISTA worker offering additional refugee services at The Center for Families. We have hired development interns to assist with grant research and special events. We have hired a new Executive Director and established a strategic plan for the organization.
Community or Constituency Served
ECS serves low-income individuals and families in the greater Twin Cities area.
Geographic Area Served
We have locations in Minneapoils, St. Paul, Stillwater, Bloomington and Fairmont.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $1,680,893 77.6%
Management: $351,423 16.2%
Fundraising: $133,362 6.2%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2010 2009 2008
End of Year: $4,560,530 $5,067,264 $0
Beginning of Year $5,067,264 $5,449,730 $0
Difference ($506,734) ($382,466) $0
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,560,530
Based on information provided on 2008 to 2010
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