ECS honors advocates for homeless San Franciscans at Annual Awards Luncheon

Posted on October 8, 2013

On October 2, Episcopal Community Services hosted their Annual Awards Luncheon to honor three incredible advocates for San Francisco’s homeless population and to commemorate 30 years of service to the community. Packing the Palace Hotel’s Ralston Ballroom, ECS honored the San Francisco Fire Department for their critical role as first responders, the McRoskey Mattress Company, which supplies formerly homeless families with high-end beds, and former ECS board president Barbara Creed. Nearly 300 attendees came together to celebrate ECS’s 30th year and to applaud the honorees for their outstanding service to those in need.



From left to right: Chief Joanne Hayes-White representing the SFFD, Barbara Creed, and Robin McRoskey Azevedo, owner of McRoskey Mattress Company



Mistress of Ceremonies, KRON’s news anchor Pam Moore, infused the program with her characteristic vibrancy and humor. Joining the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus was retired Bishop of California, the Rt. Rev. William Swing, who recounted the birth of ECS. State Senator Mark Leno, Police Chief Greg Suhr, and other community leaders also attended and celebrated ECS’s long history of serving the City’s homeless and impoverished residents. Clergy and parishioners from several Episcopal agencies and churches — most notably All Saints’, St. Luke’s, and St. Francis — attended the celebration, along with interfaith leaders, elected officials, ECS donors, and many other community members.
Episcopal Community Services is San Francisco’s largest and foremost homeless services organization, serving 14,000 people a year with emergency shelter, supportive housing, education and employment services, and services for aging and disabled adults. For more information about Episcopal Community Services, see

Photos: Marcie Franich