The official outreach arm of the diocese is Episcopal Charities, which provides funding and support to a broad range of parish-based human services throughout the diocese.
A number of organizations of different types operate within the diocese that either owe their origins to it and are now separate but connected entities, or are separately founded Episcopal organizations that maintain links with us. These include:
Seamen’s Church Institute
Founded in 1834 in affiliation with the Episcopal Church, the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI) is the largest, most comprehensive mariners’ agency in North America. Its chaplains visit 3,400 vessels in the Port of New York and New Jersey and along 2,200 miles of America’s inland waterways annually. SCI’s maritime education facilities provide navigational training to nearly 1,600 mariners each year through simulator-based facilities located in Houston, Texas,, and Paducah, Ky. The SCI and its maritime attorneys are recognized as leading advocates for merchant mariners by the federal Government, including Congress, the Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization, the International Labor organization and maritime trade associations.
Episcopal Social Services, Inc.
Founded in 1831 as the Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society, Episcopal Social Services (ESS) has a long history of secular service in New York. Over the course of its 175-year history, it has served a vast range of people in need. Today ESS focuses on strengthening children, families and adults through programs in foster care and adoption, early childhood education, after-school programs, group homes for developmentally disabled adults and community re-integration of the formerly-incarcerated. Pairing private donations with public funding, ESS delivers enhanced services that help people make new beginnings, not just weather crises. Each of ESS’s programs involves a successful partnership or collaboration with public schools, child welfare agencies or local community service providers to bring about change and improvement in the lives of New York’s City’s most vulnerable citizens.
We maintain relationships with two nursing homes :
Amsterdam Nursing Home in Manhattan: a not-for-profit corporation known and highly regarded for its comprehensive and individualized patient treatment.
Morningside House Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Service Care in the Bronx:
386-bed teaching nursing home with care provided by a skilled interdisciplinary team of professionals. Services include long term skilled nursing, Alzheimer and dementia care, as well as a superior sub-acute rehab program.
Garden Mausoleum and Crematory
When chartered in 1697, Trinity Church was given a cemetery as part of its mission to serve the people of New York. Trinity Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: notable New Yorkers buried in the cemetery include: John James Audubon, Alfred Tennyson Dickens and John Jacob Astor to name a few.
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum continue to serve the needs of New Yorkers.
Spiritual Communities located in the diocese:
Order of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross Monastery
West Park, New York
The order is a Benedictine Anglican monastic community founded in 1884 by James Otis Sargent Huntington to provide a specifically North American expression of monasticism.
The Community of the Holy Spirit
Brewster and New York City
The sisters called to this monastic community intentionally live out the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience within the structure of a modified Augustinian Rule. The Community operates an eco-spiritual education center at St. Cuthbert’s House in Brewster, New York, and retreat facilities in both New York City and in Brewster.They also operate the Bluestone Farm and Learning Center
House of the Redeemer
New York City
The House of the Redeemer offers facilities for group and individual retreats, conferences, meetings, and wedding receptions, as well as musical events and lectures. Guest facilities are available for short overnight stays. The library, noted for its aesthetic appeal and historical interest, offers space for quiet reading and spiritual refreshment.
The Brotherhood of Saint Gregory
A monastic community whose members follow a common rule and serve the church on parochial, diocesan and national levels. Members–clergy and lay, without regard to marital status–live individually, in small groups, or with their families. They support themselves and the community through their secular or church-related work, making use of their God-given talents in the world while not being of the world. The trust that all labor and life can be sanctified is summed up in the community’s motto: Soli Deo Gloria, To God Alone the Glory.
The Society of St. Francis
A a worldwide Franciscan community within the Anglican Communion. It is a society of men who live under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In addition to the work of prayer, most of the brothers are engaged in work outside the friary. The community’s Little Portion Friary in Mount Sinai, New York provides facilities for retreats, Days of Reflection meetings and workshops.
The Society of St. Margaret
The Society of St. Margaret is an Episcopal religious community of women seeking to find Jesus present in worship, in the common life, and in ministries which concentrate on responding to the needs of the times. The sister operate Neale House on Fulton Street in Manhattan.