ESAC (Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc.) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting stable, vibrant communities by offering a wide array of services including GED education programs, foreclosure prevention counseling and assistance, free and low-cost senior home repair, and public policy advocacy.
Please use the links above to learn more about who we are and what we do to help our neighbors each day. To the right, you’ll find links to recent updates and ESAC news as well as a calendar of upcoming events. Our success depends on the generous support of people like you, so please consider clicking that donate link on the right to help.
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Your generous donations in 2014 have led to our being able to:
- Help 318 homeowners avoid losing their homes to foreclosure
- Help 168 senior homeowners with repairs so that they can remain in their homes as long as they desire
- Help 177 disconnected out-of-school youth take classes to obtain their high school diplomas
Thank you for your support!
Another Great Taste
On Thursday, September 17, 2015 hundreds of supporters joined 20 local restaurants, and the board and staff of ESAC to celebrate our 50th anniversary and the 20th annual Taste of Jamaica Plain at the Franklin Park Zoo. The Tropical Forest Pavilion and the beautiful music of the Camelia Latin Jazz Trio provided the perfect backdrop for delicious food, great conversation, and a general good time for a good cause.
Thank you to all our supporters who attended the Taste, our sponsors, participating restaurants, and silent auction donors. You helped ESAC raise more than $43,000 to support EASC’s programs in GED education, senior home repair, and foreclosure prevention.
Our great restaurant partners:
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WE CAN HELP!!!
- Budgeting counseling and consumer education
- Debt reduction strategies
- Loan Modifications
Our services are free and confidential by HUD certified housing counselors. Call ESAC’s Sustainable Home Ownership Center at: 617-524-2555
- The City of Boston, Martin Walsh, Mayor
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley
What people are saying about ESAC
“The people at ESAC really wanted to help me, and made me want to help myself. Now I can be confident in what I can do for my daughter. I can look forward instead of just waiting for something to happen.”
– DeSean Martin, GED Plus graduate
“It’s been a blessing. I don’t have kids, I never married. I’m living on Social Security. ESAC helps me to stay in my home — they are wonderful.”
– Madeline Forman, ESAC Senior Home Repair client
“ESAC performs a critically needed service to modest-income families at risk of losing their homes and I am not aware of any other entity that does what ESAC does. I can confidently refer individuals to ESAC knowing that if anyone can save their homes, ESAC can.”
– Attorney Janet Werkman
“ESAC has consistently delivered high quality counseling and has been a leader in developing foreclosure prevention services. What makes ESAC stand out is the consistent level of success they have achieved.”
– Attorney Gary Klein
“The bottom line is this. If it had not been for ESAC we would have been another statistic in the foreclosure statistic. We have our home because of ESAC period.”
– Deborah and Joseph Briggs, Homeowners