empowering people to become self-reliant



Now more than ever, ESR needs your support. Your donation stays here in Forsyth County. Generally, your monetary contributions go directly to client assistance funds. These funds may be used for purchasing food vouchers and bus passes, for deposits on utilities, rent deposits, assistance with childcare for a working parent, uniforms for work or school, tuition, books, and other services to help meet our clients’ immediate and long-term needs.


Every year, ESR is fortunate to work with volunteers who aim to give back to the community in a variety of ways. Everyone has a unique set of gifts that allow them to serve others.


From time to time we are able to bring interns from a variety of higher education programs such as social work, sociology, and psychology degree programs. Through internships we can offer students hands on experience working with the low-income community that will help them understand the challenges and fulfillment of helping clients move from the most hopeless situations to self-sufficiency.


Would you like to learn more about a career at ESR? Open positions are listed on this page.