CARE Stories

Investing in comprehensive care transforms the life of a child. Epworth has many stories of success and hope. We have captured some of those here and made them available for your to read and share. Please note that names and pictures have been changed for the protection of our children. Check back as stories are added on a regular basis.

  • The Season of Giving

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    This Christmas, as you are preparing your gift list, I ask that you remember to include the children who call Epworth home. Children like Amelia.*
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  • Logan’s Family Needed Help Quickly

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    Logan came to Epworth last summer because within a year, both of his parents lost their jobs and later their home. The family was homeless, jobless and hopeless as they lived out of the family van. As things spiraled out of control, Logan was placed at Epworth.
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  • Ally’s Fresh Start

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    Epworth recently received a phone call from a community member looking for help. The caller informed us that she just found out that a 19 year-old girl, and former foster child, Ally, was homeless.
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  • Back to School

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    As summer nears its end, I ask you to remember the children of Epworth as they begin a new school year. The Epworth academic program is committed to serving every child who comes to Epworth. For each child we provide them with the clothes and materials needed to be prepared and confident in the classroom from day one and then support them every day throughout the year.
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  • Alton’s Big Week

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    When Alton first was placed at Epworth, he was very guarded and withdrawn. This type of behavior is typical for a child whose parents have been struggling to provide for a child for some time. His parents needed some time and space to put their lives together, so Alton came to Epworth.
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  • Epworth’s Mother’s Day Offering

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    Natalie’s mother struggles with addictions and as a result is not able to care for her daughter. At first, Natalie’s grandmother was able to provide care for Natalie and her three siblings (including one with special needs) but as she entered her teenage years providing for Natalie, the oldest granddaughter, became more difficult.
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  • The Season of Giving

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    This Christmas, as you are preparing your gift list, I ask that you remember to include the children who call Epworth home. Children like Ryan.*
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  • Caleb Makes a New Friend

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    Caleb’s parents often argued and used vulgar language in front of their son. Over time they moved beyond verbal and emotional abuse, to physical abuse. When the authorities became involved, Caleb was removed from the home by the Department of Social Services and placed at Epworth.
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  • College Move-in Day for Trevor

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    Just a few weeks ago, Trevor* rode along in the backseat of the car to begin his second year of college. He had looked forward to college move-in day all summer while living at Epworth and working his part-time job in Columbia.
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  • Back to School for Epworth Residents

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    Providing academic support to children who have experienced abuse, neglect and loss is a not a “one-size-fits-all” task. It takes a daily commitment to give each child the individualized support he or she needs. Support for children like Alisha, Eddie and Anthony.
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