Columbia, SC – Dominion Energy is
giving the youth and families served by Epworth Children’s Home new resources
to live independently with an $8,500 grant to establish a Resource and
Assistance Closet program. The program
will provide clothing, home goods, and other resources to Epworth’s foster
parents and children living in private residences, youth aging out of foster
care as young adults, and mothers with young children who are served by
Epworth’s Family Care Center.
“Dominion Energy is so grateful for the opportunity to work with outstanding organizations like Epworth Children’s Home,” said Kristen Beckham, external affairs representative for the company. “We’re excited to support this new program, helping make the future a little brighter for children, youth and families. It is always our goal to not only be an exceptional energy provider, but also do all we can, as a company, to give back to the communities we serve and help meet essential human needs.”
Epworth, long known for its nationally recognized residential group home for children, recently expanded its programming to include other community-based services for children, youth, and families. The Resource and Assistance Closet, established by Dominion Energy, will serve as a central resource for necessities that may be difficult for families and youth to obtain on their own. The program will provide such items as beds or cribs for new foster parents, kitchen supplies and appliances for former foster youth moving into their first dormitory or apartment, and car seats for single mothers graduating from substance abuse programing.
“The families and youth served by these community-focused programs are a part of the Epworth family,” said John Holler, Epworth’s President and CEO. “This award from Dominion Energy will give these families and young people the resources and support they need to overcome destructive cycles in their past to create new opportunities for promising and productive futures.”
Epworth Children’s Home serves children, youth and families all of South Carolina from its headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to traditional residential programs, Epworth provides foster families, early childhood intervention, family care and preservation, and independent living programs. Founded in 1896, Epworth provides childcare, counseling and related services without regard to race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. www.epworthchildrenshome.org
About Dominion Energy
Nearly six million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with over $80 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation’s leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 50 percent by 2030. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Dominion Energy contributes more than $20 million annually to the communities it serves and actively supports veterans and their families. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com, Facebook or Twitter to learn more. Or, to find out about Dominion Energy’s proposed merger with SCANA, visit www.DominionEnergySouth.com.