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  • 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.

  • 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 [...]

  • Foster parents and adoptive child are all smiles.

    ESS Foster Parents Lead With Love

    Every year in New York City, about 5,000 children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care. The reasons range from abuse to severe neglect. Our foster parents offer a fresh start and a loving home to the children in our foster care, providing the hope and support children need to grow and thrive. We’re inspired by their stories. Take a look!

  • Deloitte Volunteers Mentor After School Students

    Deloitte Mentors “IMPACT” Our City at the ESS After School City Plan-a-thon

    35 volunteers from Deloitte transformed a Harlem auditorium into an urban planner’s studio. They hosted 50 students from our After School programs as they competed to uncover the best solutions for brand new cities.

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.

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


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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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#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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The Learning Leaders Support Their Bronx Neighbors in Need

Every week, while their peers are relaxing after school, a group of 12 Bronx high school students volunteer their time to care for children in our Family Preservation and Foster Care programs. They take turns planning and leading educational activities which, as one volunteer put it, “Put smiles on the kids’ faces and take their [...]

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