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  • Santa's Helper Volunteer

    Make It A Happy Holiday For a Child In Need!

    Happy (Almost) Holidays from ESS & Safe Space! This season we’re hoping you’ll share your joy with the children in our programs by participating in our annual Winter Wonders Gift Drive. Your contributions make it possible for 3,000 children in our foster care and very low income communities to feel loved and joyful during this time of giving and sharing with family.

  • Alternative Juvenile Justice Graduate

    From Probation to Graduation – Young Leaders Emerge from Queens Juvenile Justice Program

    At the ESS/Safe Space ARCHES program graduation, teens left no question in the community’s mind about the validity of rehabilitation. Teens graduating from the program had voluntarily committed themselves to the 6-month program which pairs youth on probation with community mentors and opens doors to education, development, and employment.

  • Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Rally

    Preparing for Rain on a Sunny Day – “Prep” Rally Makes Emergency Preparedness A Reality for Low-Income Communities

    With weather as beautiful as it was for Saturday’s Emergency Preparedness “Prep” Rally , it’s tough to imagine a hurricane devastating the same neighborhood this time 2 years ago. Families from our Lower East Side and Far Rockaway neighborhoods were caught by surprise too when Hurricane Sandy flooded their housing developments and rendered our Virginia [...]

  • Send ESS Back to School!

    See why our students are so excited for the new school year. You can help them start things off right!

  • Far Rockaway Children Playing

    The Challenge? Have Fun!

    Our Annual Family Fun Day might be the most important day of the year. We at ESS / Safe Space got together with our neighbors and local leaders for a day of fun, learning, and strengthening the bonds that sustain our community. See for yourself!

  • Family-Connections-Social-Work-Model-Success

    Family First – Overcoming Adversity in the Family Connections Model

    One Bronx mother shares her experience working within ESS’ Family Connections Model, an evidence-based framework for building, healing, and preserving family bonds.

Contact Us

Episcopal Social Services
305 Seventh Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets), New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-675-1000
Fax: 212-989-1132
Subway: 1 or R train, 28th Street stop. C or F train, 23rd Street stop.

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  • If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, click here, or call 212-886-5679


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Santa's Helper Volunteer

Make It A Happy Holiday For a Child In Need!

Happy (Almost) Holidays from ESS & Safe Space! This season we’re hoping you’ll share your joy with the children in our programs by participating in our annual Winter Wonders Gift Drive. Your contributions make it possible for 3,000 children in our foster care and very low income communities to feel loved and joyful during this time of giving and sharing with family.

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Centerbridge Partners Volunteer

Centerbridge Volunteers ‘Bridge’ the Gap for Far Rockaway Students

New York’s Far Rockaway peninsula is known for its geographic isolation. Accessible by one train and a few bridges to the rest of Queens, most New Yorkers have only taken the 90 minute trip to the Rockaways for the occasional beach day, if at all. The struggle to attract Manhattan’s beach-goers isn’t the only consequence [...]

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After School Student with Morgan Stanley Mentor

ReWriting the Future: Morgan Stanley Volunteers Lead After School Publishing Club

Our Harlem students get the boosts they need for 21st Century careers with the support of Morgan Stanley volunteers during after school clubs.

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Bronx-Teens-Volunteer-at-Family-Preservation

#ItTakesACity – Bronx Teens Step Up for Family Preservation

The ESS Spring Gala is right around the corner! The theme of the event, “It Takes a City To Raise a Child” is a celebration of what we can accomplish when we come together to support our neighbors in need throughout the city. We asked our volunteers and supports what the theme means to them. [...]

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