Service Sites

Texas Episcopal Service Corps strives to serve organizations that work to improve the social, political, and economic systems in the communities of the Diocese of Texas. Our partners currently, and in the past, work with homelessness, sustainable farming, addiction recovery, child literacy, community building and engagement, immigration and refugee services, disability aid, and intercultural ministry.

Texas ESC operates as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Our mission is made possible due to the generosity of our partnering organizations and individuals. All of our partners believe in the ministry of Texas ESC and facilitate the transformation of the lives of young adults, our churches, and our communities.


2018-2019 Host Sites

Houston

Casa de Esperanza // Hands of Hope Intern // Casa de Esperanza de los Niños strives to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. The Hands of Hope Interns work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis to ensure that the children in placement receive the highest quality of care. Learn more.

YMCA International // YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations to advance their economic independence, social integration and civic participation. Learn more.

Preferred Communities Intern // Primarily responsible for ensuring that administration tasks such as maintaining case file integrity and providing assistance to the medical case manager in the form making medical appointments, arranging transportation, and filling out benefits’ applications.

Trafficked Persons Program Intern //  To help survivors heal from their horrific experiences and to get justice for the crimes committed against them, we work within a multi-disciplinary task force format consisting of federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as non-profit, faith-based, and social service organizations to ensure survivors receive a wide array of restorative services.

St. Isidore Community // Missional Community Developer // The developer will work with St. Isidore to establish a missional community within a particular context. The developer provides coordination for weekly gatherings, conducts new participant follow up meetings, and conducts neighborhood awareness, service and engagement activities. Learn more

Christ Church Cathedral // Missional Communities Developer // The developer will work with the latino community at Christ Church Cathedral to establish a missional community within a particular context. The developer provides coordination for weekly gatherings, conducts new participant follow up meetings, and conducts neighborhood awareness, service and engagement activities.

reVision Houston // Programming Intern // reVision Houston  leverages the power of community by connecting kids on the edge with mentors, positive peers and life-changing resources. Learn more.

Galveston County

Family Service Center // Outreach and Marketing Intern // Family Service Center of Galveston County provides individual, family, and group counseling to promote the mental health well-being of Galveston residents through intervention counseling, educational parenting workshops, and prevention through youth life skills groups. This position will assist with Parent Education workshops; and provide groups to students to enhance their Social Emotional health. Learn more.

Galveston County Long Term Recovery Group // GCLTRG provides disaster recovery services to our Galveston County residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. This coalition of faith-based organizations, non-profits, federal, county and local government representatives coordinate and implement an effective recovery strategy for the most vulnerable neighbors.

Volunteer Coordination Intern // Register, screen and deploy volunteers to home rebuilding and home staging activities. Provide a positive experience for volunteers throughout the process. 

Communications and Public Relations Intern // Assist with developing content for print and social media channels. Learn more.

ADA Women’s Center // Case Management and Resource Development Intern // This is a residential substance abuse treatment program serving adult women in coastal Texas. Working with graduate clients, applicants for this position should have interest and/or educational background in social work, psychology, child development, occupational therapy or other human service related field. Learn more.

Holy Trinity Episcopal & Faith Lutheran Cooperative Ministry // Programming Intern // These two Dickinson congregations seek to strengthen families in the Dickinson/Mainland area, especially those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This position will involve promoting and marketing the Ark Book Pantry, establishing diaper bank, coordinating volunteers, developing policies and procedure, and fundraising.

Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders // Missional Coordinator // This position will work with volunteer teams to listen, encourage, respond to needs so that they can accomplish their service; provide on-site hospitality to team on arrival; facilitate evening devotions with volunteer teams as needed; be an advocate for the homeowners to be involved with volunteers at the worksite and with the local partner churches; work with staff to communicate needs of volunteers. Learn more.

If you’d like to review a more detailed description of any of the above positions, email npuccio@epicenter.org. 


2017-2018 Host Site Partners

YMCA International // YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations to advance their economic independence, social integration and civic participation. Learn more.

Missional Voices // The mission of Missional Voices is to be a hub of conversation about reimagining Church and transforming neighborhoods, inviting lay and clergy leaders to listen, experiment, and share their knowledge. Learn more.

United Thank Offering // The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. UTO is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the monies to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. Learn more.

reVision Houston // reVision Houston  leverages the power of community by connecting youth on the edge with mentors, positive peers and life-changing resources. Learn more.

All 2017-2018 sites located in Houston.


2016-2017 Host Site Partners

Avenue Community Development Organization // Houston // Avenue CDC’s mission is to improve our community by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving our area’s cultural, economic, and historic diversity. Read more.

The Beacon // Houston // The Beacon’s mission is to provide essential and next-step services to restore hope and help end homelessness in Houston. Read more.

YMCA International // Houston // YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations to advance their economic independence, social integration and civic participation. Read more.

Sustainable Food Center // Austin // The Sustainable Food Center’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. Read more.

Casa Marianella // Austin // Casa Marianella is an emergency shelter for recently-arrived immigrants and refugees from Latin America and parts of Africa and the Middle East. Read more.

iACT // Austin // iACT’s primary focus is on service programs that offer diverse faith communities the opportunity to work together to improve the lives of impoverished seniors, disabled individuals, refugees and those in need of food and housing. Read more.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church // Austin // St. Michael’s works with many outreach programs actively supported by its community. It’s programs offer many volunteer opportunities for people to get involved. Read more.


2015-2016 Host Site Partners

Avenue Community Development Organization // Houston // Avenue CDC’s mission is to improve our community by developing affordable housing and economic opportunities, while preserving our area’s cultural, economic, and historic diversity. Read more.

Lord of the Streets // Houston // Since 1990, Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church has been dedicated to ministry to Houston’s homeless population in downtown and Mid-town Houston. In 1993, Lord of the Streets was established as a special mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Read more.

Open Door Mission // Houston // Open Door Mission is a faith and evidence based recovery and rehabilitation facility dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless, and disabled men in our community. Read more.

Community Family Centers // Houston // Community Family Centers/Centros Familiares de la Comunidad (CFC) is a multi-service non-profit organization that offers a wide range of bilingual services to help families address their basic needs as they move toward self-sufficiency and economic advancement. Read more.

YMCA International // Houston // YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations to advance their economic independence, social integration and civic participation. Read more.

H.A.N.D. // Austin // H.A.N.D. (Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled) provides a variety of services to older adults and people with disabilities that allow them to continue living independently in the comfort of their own homes. Read more.

Sustainable Food Center // Austin // The Sustainable Food Center’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. Read more.

Casa Marianella // Austin // Casa Marianella is an emergency shelter for recently-arrived immigrants and refugees from Latin America and parts of Africa and the Middle zEast. Read more.


Program Partners

Texas ESC is fortunate enough to work with other organizations to provide programmatic support to our corps members. These organizations connect our members to the larger communities of our program cities and play vital roles in their growth and leadership.

A major support in Houston comes from the Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer, which provides the space for meditation, discernment, and prayer. More info here

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