Heading to college can be doubly hard for young adults in foster care who face many common challenges alone and encounter new ones where other college students would not. That’s why the Commissioner of the Administration for Child Services honored our youth in care who have defied the odds to excel in college and beyond.
It’s not every day you meet a superhero, but on October 8th, more than 10 superheroes from the Brooklyn Nets Assist program stopped by to bring the day’s lessons to life for the pre-kindergartners at our Marcy Childcare Center in Brooklyn.
The season of giving is here and we’re making this year’s festivities merrier than ever. You can help! Your gift will ensure that a child in foster care or a low-income neighborhood is able to experience the joy of opening a present during the holidays.
When Hurricane Sandy hit, the magnitude of the storm brought our families face to face with new challenges. The path to recovery was uncertain for families and for the organizations like ESS that support them. Without any playbook to tell us the best course of action, we turned to each other for solutions.
Where can you find a room full of dinosaurs, Wall Street professionals, and inquisitive 12-year-olds spending time together? They all joined forces last Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History thanks to a collaboration with New York Cares and 25 Morgan Stanley legal and compliance employees who stepped up to volunteer. With the volunteers [...]
One year ago, The Administration of Children’s Services introduced the Close to Home Initiative, a new effort to house youth in their communities rather than send them to prisons upstate. Find out how we’re doing one year after we answered the call to open the city’s first non-secure placement home for juvenile offenders.
ESS welcomes the staff and clients of Safe Space NYC to our team as we merge to form one organization. The merger allows us to extend our continuum of care to Queens, where Safe Space has offered critical support to families for decades, and to touch an additional 15,000 lives each year through expanded program [...]
Episcopal Social Services (ESS) positively impacts the lives of more than 5,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable residents annually. With a mission to transform the lives and communities of New Yorkers in need, ESS strengthens families, promotes the healthy development of children and youth, and empowers all whom we serve to make positive contributions [...]
A financial gift goes a long way in the low-income communities we serve. ESS is committed to putting your contributions to work on behalf of our neighbors in need. $25 to $50 can buy diapers for infants living in very low-income areas of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. $100 to $500 can cover text books, fees, [...]