ECS St. Barnabas Mission


ECS St. Barnabas Mission provides safe, decent shelter, healthy meals and supportive services to homeless families headed by a single mother. Located at 6006 W. Girard Avenue, the program’s immediate goal is to give families a safe place to stay. The long-term goal is to help mothers and children become self-sufficient. St. Barnabas is critical to ECS’ mission of empowering vulnerable individuals and families and directly addresses the agency’s long-term outcomes of safety, well-being and self-sufficiency for all clients.

The average length of stay at St. Barnabas is six months, but many larger families remain there much longer due to the difficulty of finding suitable housing. Since 2000, the facility has remained open and safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, housing more than 1,300 families in that time. By providing comprehensive supportive services, St. Barnabas families leave shelter prepared to live independently in their community.

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