Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205
803-256-7394

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Home for Fall Break

Mike joined the Epworth Children’s Home family about five years ago as a young teenager.  He grew up in an unstable family, raised by an

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Christmas at Epworth

Christmas at Epworth is a wonderful time of year…and this year we are already seeing a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and churches.

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Food Truck Rodeo

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019  2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia SC 29205 5:00PM – 8:00PM Costs: No entrance charge, donations will be collected  The Epworth Food Truck

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Graduation Celebrations

Seven Epworth seniors at Dreher High School graduated at the end of the school year a few weeks ago!  This represents the 7th consecutive year that 100%

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Cook-Out for Kids BBQ Fundraiser

The 11th annual Cook-Out for Kids will be held April 6, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This BBQ fundraiser features award-winning cooks, music, music, bake sale and fun for the entire family! Plates are $10/ea and whole slow-smoked Boston butts are $30.

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Tori: An Update

Last year, we published a story about a girl named Tori* who was singing in the choir at school and had performed in the 2017

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James

Winter of senior year is an expectant time. Not only are the holidays and winter break around the corner, but college decisions loom, and the upcoming months are full of anticipation and excitement.

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Children like Aiden

Dear Friend of the Children at Epworth,

This Christmas, as you are preparing your gift list, I ask that you remember to include the children who call Epworth home. Children like Aiden.*

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Ben Returns to Epworth

Here at Epworth Children’s Home, we love nothing more than when we can watch a child’s life come full circle from the person they were when they arrived at Epworth, to the person they became upon leaving, and even past that to the person they become in adulthood.

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Epworth Wins Challenge, Public Vote Can Double Award

Epworth Children’s Home is one of four winners of Google.org’s Impact Challenge Columbia.  As a winner, Epworth will receive $50,000 and training from Google to support entrepreneurial internships with its older foster youth.  The four finalists now will compete in a public vote to determine who will be the People’s Choice Winner to double the monetary award.

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Epworth Food Truck Rodeo – Tuesday, October 2

Celebrating its 6th year, the Epworth Food Truck Rodeo is a family-friendly event held on the Epworth campus on Millwood Avenue, nestled in the heart of one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Columbia. Presented by the Friends of Epworth, the event is planned, organized and hosted by volunteers. In addition to food trucks, there will be games, music and plenty of green space to bring a picnic blanket for your family and friends. The event has grown each year and we are excited to make this the biggest and best yet!

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Alumni Homecoming Weekend

June 24-25, 2017 The annual Epworth Alumni Homecoming weekend will be held at Epworth Children’s Home. Please see the (tentative) schedule of events listed below:

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Cook-out for Kids BBQ Fundraiser

The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association’s 9th annual “Cookout for Kids” fundraiser features barbecue fresh off the grill, homemade baked goods, live music, and vintage

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Friends of Epworth Gala

The Friends of Epworth are proud to announce the 5th Annual Friends of Epworth Gala to benefit Epworth Children’s Homes on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the new My Carolina Alumni Center in Columbia. As the signature event for the Friends of Epworth, the event raises awareness and funds for Epworth and the children who call Epworth home.

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Epworth Food Truck Rodeo

Tues, Sept 13, 5pm-8pm; The Epworth Food Truck Rodeo features the best food trucks in Columbia and it is 100% locally led by volunteers in our community!

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Contact Richland County Council

I am contacting you to encourage you to lend your support to the request to Richland County Council from Epworth Children’s Home in the amount of $75,000 for the Higher Education/Independent Living Program.

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Epworth Alumni Homecoming Weekend

The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association will celebrate its annual homecoming weekend on June 25-26, 2016 at Epworth. The gathering brings generations of Epworth residents together nurture relationships through the sharing of meals, telling stories and supporting their fellow “Epworth brothers and sisters.”

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Epworth Participates in Midlands Gives

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Epworth Children’s Home will be one of hundreds of non-profit organizations in the Midlands of South Carolina to participate in the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Midlands Gives Campaign. All gifts designated to Epworth through Midlands Gives will help provide comprehensive care for the children at Epworth.

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Immediate Position Openings, Now Hiring!

Epworth Children’s Home has immediate job openings and is currently searching for individuals who display: A passion for children and ministry, A knowledge of God that includes an understanding of the dignity and grace deserved by all people, A professional demeanor and maintain appropriate boundaries, Honesty and integrity
An openness to learning, self awareness and non-defensiveness.

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Cookout for Kids to Benefit Epworth

The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association’s annual “Cookout for Kids” fundraiser features barbeque fresh off the grill, homemade baked goods, live music, and vintage automobiles. The 8th annual event will be held on Saturday April 9, 2016 on Epworth’s campus from 11:00 to 4:00.

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Epworth Acquires Carolina Children’s Home Property

Epworth Children’s Home, a ministry of the United Methodist Church, is acquiring land and buildings formerly owned by the Carolina Children’s Home (CCH). The property comprises 19.6 acres and over a dozen buildings on Sunnyside Dr. near Trenholm Rd. Essentially all the land is within the Columbia city limits. The land is the last remaining property of the former CCH campus.

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Flood Update From Epworth

The children and staff at Epworth would like to thank each of you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. Thankfully we were spared from the floods for the most part. We had a total of 14.5 inches of rain and lost water for a time, however things are getting back to normal on our campus. Epworth has been very fortunate to see only minimal damage to some basements and HVAC equipment while many of our neighbors less than a mile away have experienced complete destruction.

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Your Epworth offering helps children like Sierra

Before Sierra arrived at Epworth, she was caught in the midst of a destructive cycle. Her mother struggled with substance abuse and neglected her. The neglect became so evident that the Department of Social Services removed Sierra from her mother’s care and placed the ten-year-old girl with her step-father.

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Epworth Food Truck Rodeo

The Friends of Epworth present the third annual Epworth Children’s Home Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by JTs Automotive Group on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, on Epworth’s campus at 2900 Millwood Avenue in Columbia. The event is open to the community and admission and parking is free, however donations are appreciated.

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Epworth Awarded Four Year COA Accreditation

Epworth Children’s Home, located on 32 serene acres in Columbia, SC, has been nationally accredited for a period of four years by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for its outstanding children’s resident group home programs and services. This accreditation reflects Epworth’s long history of excellence and accordance with the highest levels of quality standards, as well as the agency’s sound organizational infrastructure.

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UM Churches: Order Work Day Offering Materials

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”Order Your Work Day Materials” add_button=”right” btn_title=”Order Online” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fepworthch.wufoo.com%2Fforms%2Fepworth-work-day-offering%2F||”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s that time of year again to order your Annual Work Day Offering materials! The Annual

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Epworth’s Annual Mother’s Day Offering Helps Children like Holly

For most of her childhood, Holly’s* life was in disarray. Her father traveled a lot for work and was not around much. Her mom struggled to take care of Holly on her own and often was emotionally unstable. When her parents were together, there were arguments and abuse. One day, a particularly violent episode between the parents caught the attention of neighbors and Holly and her sister were removed from the home for safety concerns.

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Epworth to Participate in Midlands Gives

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Epworth Children’s Home will be one of 250 non-profit organizations in the Midlands of South Carolina to participate in the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Midlands Gives Campaign. All gifts designated to Epworth through Midlands Gives will help provide comprehensive care for the children at Epworth.

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Cookout for Kids to Benefit Epworth

The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association’s annual “Cookout for Kids” fundraiser features barbeque fresh off the grill, homemade baked goods, live music, and vintage automobiles. The 7th annual event will be held on Saturday April 11, 2015 on Epworth’s campus from 11:00 to 4:00.

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You are Invited to the Friends of Epworth Gala

The Friends of Epworth invite you to the 3rd Annual Friends of Epworth Gala to benefit Epworth Children’s Home on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at Stone River in West Columbia. As the signature event for the Friends of Epworth, the event raises awareness of and funds for Epworth and the children who call Epworth home.

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Christmas at Epworth

Christmas at Epworth is a wonderful time of year…and this year we are already seeing a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and churches. If you want to get involved or give to Epworth during this special season, we have a few special instructions to help you participate!

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