Private Child Placements

Private Child Placements are referred at the guardians request to Epworth by a family member or a member of the child’s community, such as a pastor or school counselor.  Admissions are only allowed at the request of the guardian.  During a private placement, the current legal guardian maintains custody of the child while he/she lives at Epworth and children can be reunited with the family at the family’s request.

Typical family situations for private placement include homelessness, financial hardships, and certain behaviors that warrant out of home placement.  Epworth is a low management facility.  Children are accepted on the basis of our perceived ability to assist them. We accept South Carolina residents only, who are able to live with peers in a group setting, children who are able to attend public school, children who do not need psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, and children who are not a threat to themselves or others.

Private placements typically consists of around 20% of the resident population.  Case management is provided on site to determine and coordinate services in the following areas: Medical, Educational, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical and Independent Living Skills.

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Are you looking for placement of a mother with addictions and her child(ren)?  
Refer to the information on the Midlands Family Care Center