This is my search section here
Episcopal Community Services
Blog banner pic

Blog

Beyond Fight or Flight:  Instinct to “Tend and Befriend” can heal traumatized children torn from their parents.

Posted by Andrea Gonzalez on

Beyond Fight or Flight:  Instinct to “Tend and Befriend” can heal traumatized children torn from their parents.   Witnessing the recent drama of the refugee children has been painful because we are wired for empathy. Three-month-old infants show a marked preference to...

Continue reading…

Tags: childhood trauma, healing, hope, para las familias, attachment based therapy

Uptown Safe Haven Success Story

Posted by Sarah Wilkins on

For the first month after Jay arrived at ECS Uptown Safe Haven, he didn't say a word.   Five years of homelessness had left him so traumatized and withdrawn that he became selectively mute.   But with time and encouragement, Jay slowly began to communicate. First with occasional...

Continue reading…

Tags: homelessness, mental health, recovery, san diego

Recovery is Possible

Posted by Dennis Crosby on

In recent weeks, I have been reminded of a client from years ago, who struggled with overwhelming mental health symptoms and addiction. He was a brilliant young man, a Haitian national, and gifted in the field of mathematics. It was during the pursuit of his PhD that he became overwhelmed by his...

Continue reading…

Tags: addiction, mental health, recovery, recovery month, substance use disorder

Why We Do What We Do

Posted by Dennis Crosby on

Anyone working in social services knows that when talking about our careers there are two questions that inevitably pop up: "Why do you do it?" and  "Do you think you’ll actually be able to make a difference or effect change when the system is so broken?"I think the “why&rdquo...

Continue reading…

ECS participates in Point in Time Count

Posted by on

ECS participates in 2 city-wide homeless events. Read about it here.

Continue reading…