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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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: