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2012 was a year of exciting changes for Episcopal Social Services. Despite a difficult economic environment, we have continued to improve and expand the services we offer to New York’s neediest families
2011 was a wonderful year for ESS and Sheltering Arms! THANKS TO YOU! The stories you will read in this report were made possible by you.
2010 was a year full of transitions for Episcopal Social Services.
What a year it has been—and not always in the good way! The current economy has affected every class of society, but it is beyond dispute that the clients served by ESS—the very-low income families who are most vulnerable at any time—were hit the hardest and earliest.
Since its founding in 1831, the name of the organization that today is called Episcopal Social Services has changed several times. But much more often than its name, the focus of its work has changed, too, responding in each age to the new challenges presented by an evolving city and society.
It’s the start of a new era at Episcopal Social Services (ESS). Moving forward from last year’s 175th Anniversary milestone, the dedicated staff who daily work to improve the lives of our clients have continued with renewed vigor their efforts to help those in need.
It would be almost impossible to calculate the exact number of individuals and families who have been touched by Episcopal Social Services throughout its 175 years of service. Hundreds of thousands of people in need have been helped by ESS, through the teamwork of the agency’s dedicated workers and its many supporters.
The opportunity to help our disadvantaged neighbors is a gift offered to everyone in the community. Yes, a gift, because in reaching out to the vulnerable, we also reach out to one another – we combine all our skills and talents to offer the very best of ourselves, in order to do the very best for the needy.
Episcopal Social Services has a rich history of serving New Yorkers dating all the way back to the 1800’s!