Improving the Lives of Children, Youth, and Families
Epworth, in cooperation with other agencies and service providers in South Carolina, is responding to the changing needs of children and families and the changing landscape of child welfare at a state and federal level. The primary purpose of this campaign is to enhance, expand, and sustain the life changing ministry to children and families who, with Epworth’s resources, are given the opportunity to move from lives of generational poverty, pain, and hopelessness to lives of faith, hope, and productivity.
This campaign aims to improve the lives of South Carolina’s children and families by providing funding for expanding program offerings, in Columbia and around the state.
A comprehensive campaign to strengthen existing services, expand to reach more children, and sustain into the future.
The Every Child is a Miracle Campaign is a comprehensive financial campaign that will prepare Epworth to meet the needs of children, youth and families today and in the years to come. The statewide campaign seeks to raise $7 - $10 million dollars over a three year period for four primary funding priorities.
There are many additional children who need the services that Epworth can provide. Epworth is now expanding its present capacity and programs with the purchase, renovation, and staffing of the former Carolina Children’s Home campus. This is a 19-acre campus on which there are 14 buildings that can be used for residential, and other support services for at-risk children and families. To secure this property, Epworth has borrowed funds on a short-term basis at a very low rate of interest. Read More
The experience and knowledge gained through this 120-year ministry enables us to see firsthand emerging changes in the landscape of child welfare and to plan effectively to meet the needs of children and families in the future. Epworth is now working to further fulfill its mission through the establishment of the Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing. Our new Institute is designed to meet immediate needs in SC, including increasing the number of strong foster families for children; building a bridge program for older, at-risk youth transitioning to independent living; providing for mothers and children during periods of difficult transition, keeping them together; and creating a specialized counseling center. Read More
The Epworth Children’s Home Endowment provides for the children at Epworth today – and those who will arrive at Epworth in the years to come. Throughout the generations, faithful donors have entrusted Epworth with managing a modest endowment of invested funds created from gifts of all sizes. The endowment provides long-term sustainability to Epworth's mission. Growing the endowment will enable current and future programs to meet the needs of children and families in South Carolina into the future. Read More
Epworth believes in serving not only the children and families of South Carolina, but also others outside its geographic reach as part of its ongoing work with mission and outreach. This campaign will also provide for some of the most urgent, immediate needs identified by South Carolina United Methodist Conference’s sister conference in Zimbabwe. Just as Epworth serves the needs of children and families in South Carolina, Fairfield Children’s Home and Hartzell School, provides for the needs of orphaned children in the area surrounding the Old Mutare Mission and Africa University in Zimbabwe. Read More.