Description & History
Episcopal Social Services (ESS) positively impacts the lives of up to 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 become self-sufficient to a level at which they are capable. Founded in 1831, ESS has a long history of nonsectarian service that is responsive to community needs. Today, ESS serves high-need communities in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Each program involves a partnership with public schools, child welfare agencies, or community service providers. We invite you to learn more about our work, our history, the positive impact we make every day — and learn how you can support and become a part of what we do!