At the turn of the 20th century, the Los Angeles area lacked a social safety net for older adults. Deaconess Sophie Miller began collecting dimes, one by one, on cards distributed all over the city. Her goal of providing housing and services for seniors was realized in 1923, when The Episcopal Home for the Aged opened in Alhambra.
Fast-forward to 2009 with the establishment of The Sophie Miller Foundation by Episcopal Communities & Services (ECS). Today, our founder’s pioneering spirit lives on through supportive services and outreach programs made possible by our generous donors.
In keeping with our organization’s core values—care, compassion and integrity—we direct funds to areas where they meet the greatest need.