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

Higher Education and Independent Living Initiative

 

Program Description 

Epworth Children’s Home Center for Independent Living works to give individualized opportunities to young adults between the ages of 18 to 23. Located on the 19 acre Trenholm Campus and just minutes from downtown Columbia, the Center operates year round, providing residents with housing, life skills and support to further their education. 

 

Life Skills include: 

  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Decision making
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Coping with stress
  • Coping with emotions
  • Spiritual Formation

Epworth Independent Living provides and supports Life Skills through the assistance of the community.  Leaders and Volunteers from all facets teach and demonstrate specifics on each of the broad Life Skills listed above.

Opportunities

Education Opportunities:

  •  Adult Education
  •  Job Corps
  • US Army Basic and Advanced Individual Training
  • SC Department of Corrections Training Academy, among other programs. 
  • Two Year Associates’ Degree
  •  Four year College/University

 

Upon graduation from high school or the earning of a GED, residents, may apply to attend a post-secondary education of their choice.  Past Residents have successfully graduated from a branch of the Military, University of South Carolina, Midlands Tech, Claflin University, Winthrop University, Columbia College to name a few.  Our Independent Living Care Coordinators assist and support each resident from step one

 

We celebrate all successes big or small and many of our former residents still call Epworth home and come back to visit from time to time no matter where they settled.  And we love hearing from each one and celebrating all of their accomplishments with them!

 

To apply for the IL program:

Complete the application under the admissions tab or submit a Multi-Agency Universal Application to the IL Director at lbrandes@epworthsc.org.