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Episcopal Community Services

aka ECS   |   National City, CA   |  www.ecscalifornia.org

Mission

To break barriers and transform communities through programs rooted in our tradition of action and faith in God.

Ruling year info

1955

Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzsimons

Main address

401 Mile of Cars Way Suite 350

National City, CA 91950 USA

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EIN

95-1945256

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ECS provides social services that focus on early childhood education and development, homelessness, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment. ECS Head Start/Early Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving low-income children from birth to age five, pregnant women and their families and ECS Para Las Familias provides behavioral health services to low-income children from birth to five years old and their families, all in the South Bay regions of San Diego. ECS Uptown Safe Haven is a residential facility that provides food, shelter, and supportive services to chronically homeless adults with serious mental health issues. ECS Central East Regional Recovery Center provides outpatient substance use disorder treatment for adults in the central San Diego area and ECS ACCORD DUI is an education program for individuals arrested for or convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ECS Para Las Familias

ECS Para Las Familias (PLF) provides a range of bilingual early childhood mental health services to low-income children age 18 months to age five. Behavior problems can arise due to trauma such as illness, accidents, neglect, domestic violence and child abuse. Our bilingual therapists provide screening, assessment, family and group therapy, school observation, teacher/provider consultation and parenting groups at PLF, in the child’s home or classroom.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Caregivers

ECS Head Start provides comprehensive services to children ages 3 – 5 years of age. Head Start
service options are designed to meet the needs of families and include:

Home-Based: comprehensive services for children from 3 to 5 years of age that includes individualized weekly home visits and two monthly group socializations for families

Center-Based: comprehensive services for children ages 3 to 5 years of age. Hours are either extended day (6.5 hours) or part day (3.5 hours).

Family Child Care Program: comprehensive services for children 2 to 3 years of age in a licensed family child care home setting, full day and five days per week. Families must meet full day eligibility requirement for employment and/or enrollment in a vocational/training program. Early Head Start focuses on children from birth to three years of age, as well as pregnant and post-partum women. Comprehensive services include parenting classes, individualized plans for children and transition services for children moving onto preschool.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

The ECS Central East Regional Recovery Center (CERRC), funded by San Diego County Behavioral Health Services, provides outpatient treatment services to adults with substance use disorders.

All clients receive helpful and appropriate services regardless of whether the help they seek is voluntary or court-ordered.

A multidisciplinary team assists clients with a variety of services including in-depth assessments, individual counseling, group treatment and discharge planning.

CERRC can provide specialized services to clients challenged by co-occurring disorders, homelessness, unemployment or underemployment and provides linkage to additional community services. Treatment groups are offered at convenient times to meet client needs. CERRC also offers specialized substance use disorder services for young adults age 18 to 25. The needs of young adults are different and we know that. At ECS CERRC our counselors work with you, addressing your unique situation and supporting you every step of the way. We use the evidenced-based Matrix Model for Young Adults which includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and 12-step work.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Substance abusers

ACCORD is a California-licensed program for any individuals arrested for or convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Referrals to ACCORD come from San Diego County Courts, San Diego County Probation Office, or the California Department of Motor Vehicles. ACCORD clients attend classes focused on education about the effects of substance abuse and participate in individual counseling sessions. They are able to discuss any alcohol or drug related problems or concerns with their counselor in a safe, confidential environment. Community self-help meeting attendance (such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous) is also a requirement.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

Uptown Safe Haven is a residential facility that provides transitional housing and supportive services to chronically homeless single adults with moderate to severe mental health issues. Residents experience supportive communal living in an alcohol and drug-free environment. In partnership with Community Research Foundation, we provide clients with secure housing, employment counseling, educational guidance, disability income enrollment assistance, a manageable mental health plan, access to onsite support groups, and services focused on skill development and recovery.

We offer a “grace-based” program to residents, realizing they will struggle along their journey. Consistent with this, Uptown Safe Haven utilizes the harm reduction approach to transitional housing. While our residence is alcohol and drug-free, residents do not need to be clean and sober before coming to us or while living there. However, there is an expectation that residents will work toward abstinence while at Uptown Safe Haven.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with psychosocial disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Interfaith groups, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Mission: To break barriers and transform communities through programs rooted in our tradition of action and faith in God.
Vision: An abundant and equitable society where all have unlimited potential.

1. Enhance Programming in Support of Our Mission and Purpose: Leverage and build on what ECS does best.
2. Build our Culture and our Team: Foster leadership, growth, innovation, and acceleration through communication, training, transparency, and a values-based culture.
3. Increase Awareness and Outreach: Strengthen awareness and build support among clients, donors, churches, and the broader community.
4. Diversify Funding Sources: Vary funding sources for increased programmatic impact and long-term sustainability.

Our Board of Directors just approved the Strategic Plan, and staff is working to quantify the goals so they can be measured and tracked over the lifecycle of the plan.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Episcopal Community Services

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

The Rt. Reverend Susan Brown Snook

Episcopal Diocese of San Diego

Term: 2019 -

Adam Gordon

Jennifer Jow

Robert Hulterstrom

Christine Bagley

Judy Jerstad Cater

Sandra Huerta

Tom Merrick

Jessica Ripper

Katrina Thompson

Megan Costello

La Monica Everett-Haynes

Rockette Ewell

Dr. Richard Lee

Karina Gonzalez

Melody Quin

Oscar Gomez

Erica Martin

Katie Tran

Hezekiah Herrera

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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