See why our students are so excited for the new school year. You can help them start things off right!
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!
One Bronx mother shares her experience working within ESS’ Family Connections Model, an evidence-based framework for building, healing, and preserving family bonds.
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 [...]
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!
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.
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 [...]
In 2013 we transformed your support into success for as many as 20,000 New Yorkers. Their stories inspire us to continue growing and innovating as we work to reverse poverty in the communities we serve. We’re proud to share some of these success stories with you in our 2013 Annual Report, Windows of Opportunity: