Epworth Children’s Home has provided care and support for over a century to the children and families of South Carolina. Epworth has focused on providing its children with staff members who are knowledgeable, understanding, and who benefit from training in programs that continually allow them to expand their knowledge base and their approach to care. After over a hundred years of providing assistance to families, Epworth continues to expand its service offerings to the children who live on its campus, as well as to their families.
With recent changes to the landscape of child and family serving system, and the rise in the number of children who experience abuse and neglect in our state, Epworth has expanded its missional footprint statewide and worked diligently to develop a continuum of services aimed at strengthening families regardless of their involvement in child welfare. Our continuum of services allows us to serve children and families at their point of need, in their communities and ensures that there is no wrong door to accessing services to meet their needs.
Long recognized as an important and influential institution in the large field of children’s welfare and well-being, Epworth Children’s Home has consistently been an innovator and practitioner of best practices for programs not only for the children who live on its campus, but for its own staff, as well as other professionals in the area who work with children. Epworth’s creation of this continuum through its Historic Residential Program and its Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing is a major endeavor that addresses the changing needs facing children and their families in our county and state, and the challenges they face in their lives. Consisting of several centers of excellence, the Institute addresses service to and recruitment of foster families, a counseling center for children and families across the state, a family care center, and a center to address needs of older youth about to become independent citizens of Richland County. There are also continuing education programs for professionals who work in family and child welfare services and initiatives all across South Carolina.
Epworth’s history has shown that when the community stands together, investing in comprehensive care transforms the life of a child. We invite you to stand with us.