Programs We Support

Basic Human Needs, Youth Opportunity,

and COVID-19 Relief Grants

2020 - 2021

Children's

Academic 

Enrichment

Community

Kitchens

Children's

Arts

Food

Pantries

Summer

Recreation

Skills

Building

Health and Wellness

COVID-19

Relief

 

Children's Academic Enrichment

For all children, success in school is central to success in life.  For families in under-resourced communities, finding a path to success can be daunting. That’s where our Children’s Academic Enrichment programs come in. Each takes special care to work with individual students’ unique challenges - helping them to build a foundation for future achievement.

 

Children's Arts

The joy of creation, the power of expression, the discipline of performance… Young people that participate in our Children’s Arts programs gain invaluable experience and insights. As funding for in-school arts programs has been trimmed or eliminated, our arts programs are especially valuable for a child’s development.

 

Summer Recreation

Some of the most memorable experiences of our lifetimes occur during summer vacations. Our summer recreation programs provide meaningful opportunities for personal development in safe, supportive environments. Discovery, refreshment and fun promote year-round learning and growth.

Health and Wellness

Episcopal Charities’ Health and Wellness programs take many forms.  From programs that offer companionship for the elderly to those that address addiction issues or provide for children with special needs, all of our programs provide essential services offered with a spirit of love and fellowship. Parish-based outreach programs have identified very specialized needs within their community and are addressing them with the help of active and committed volunteers.

 
 

Community Kitchens

In contrast to optimistic news reports about the decreasing unemployment and the strength of the economy, parishes report significant – even rising - levels of need in their communities. Given the prevalence of low-wage and contract jobs, many working families in urban, suburban, and rural communities alike cannot afford the basic necessities such as housing, childcare, healthcare, and transportation, and the United Way reports 45% of all New York households are unable make ends meet (ALICE Report, NY). Requests for emergency food assistance continue to grow, as one in ten households in New York State also struggle with food insecurity (Hunger Solutions NY).

 

Food Pantries

In contrast to optimistic news reports about the decreasing unemployment and the strength of the economy, parishes report significant – even rising - levels of need in their communities. Given the prevalence of low-wage and contract jobs, many working families in urban, suburban, and rural communities alike cannot afford the basic necessities such as housing, childcare, healthcare, and transportation, and the United Way reports 45% of all New York households are unable make ends meet (ALICE Report, NY). Requests for emergency food assistance continue to grow, as one in ten households in New York State also struggle with food insecurity (Hunger Solutions NY).

Skills Building

Working to build brighter futures for our fellow New Yorkers is at the heart of our mission. Our Skills Building programs aim to provide the light at the end of the tunnel. Included in this category are post-prison reentry programs, literacy assistance, youth leadership development and programs for recent immigrants.  Every program works to meet its participants “where they are,” recognizing that every person served is actively seeking a better life… and is willing to work to achieve it.

 

ABOUT EPISCOPAL CHARITIES

Episcopal Charities provides critical funding and operational support to strengthen nearly 100 local programs working to transform the lives of more than 1 million people in need each year.

We are a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and have a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.

ADDRESS

1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025

 

PHONE

212-316-7575

 

MAIL 

episcopalcharities@dioceseny.org

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