COLUMBIA–Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, awarded its top tier, 4-star rating to Epworth Children’s Home. The 4-star rating is given to leading non-profits across the county and recognizes Epworth for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
“We are proud to announce Epworth Children’s Home has earned a 4-star rating,” said Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Approximately a quarter of the charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that Epworth Children’s Home outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Epworth Children’s Home from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The organization examines tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents to assess thousands of America’s charities. Ratings are available free to the public via the company’s website to foster informed charitable giving.
“The Epworth family is honored to be recognized by Charity Navigator for our stewardship and commitment to our mission,” said the Rev. John Holler, President of Epworth Children’s Home. “This award is a reflection of the incredible care we give here. We are focused squarely on helping the children break the cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with opportunities for children to live lives of self-respect, productivity and responsibility. The four star rating, which is the highest rating given, also confirms that Epworth uses its financial resources in a financially responsible manner, and utilizes best practices to insure that Epworth continues to execute is mission in a highly efficient manner.”
The 4-star rating highlights a banner year at Epworth. Earlier in 2013 The Duke Endowment announce that Epworth would be the beneficiary of over a quarter-million dollar, 3-year grant to launch two new initiatives which are already underway. The Midlands Family Care Center, a residential program that brings healthy family dynamics to parents and children experiencing issues of addiction and neglect, opened in August and is now serving families in need. The second initiative, the institution’s Performance and Quality Improvement department, now assesses evidence based outcome data to improve programming and keep Epworth on the cutting edge of resident care.
Additional information about Epworth Children’s Home:
Since 1896, Epworth Children’s Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages four to 18 come to Epworth from impaired family systems and our purpose is to break the cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with lives of self-respect, responsibility and productivity. This is done through a nurturing and loving community that provides individualized care in the five primary areas of education, counseling, medical care, physical and social development, and spiritual enrichment. Epworth Children’s Home provides group residential care for children and youth from all of South Carolina without regard to race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. For more information visit, www.epworthchildrenshome.org.