Epworth’s Behavioral Healthcare Unit Opened May 1st!

ST. LOUIS, MO, May 2017 – Epworth Children & Family Services opened a new Behavioral Healthcare Unit on May 1st at its Webster Groves campus at 110 N. Elm. This 8 bed unit will serve males and females ages 11-18 who are experiencing severe mental health and behavioral crisis. Residential services include therapeutic treatment and specialized trauma informed programming in a highly structured and supervised setting. Youth and their families receive psychiatric care, individual, group and family therapy, case management, life skills education, routine medical care, and recreational therapy. When the youth is ready for discharge, there is an outpatient component of the program that includes individual and family therapy to help them return home to live with their families.

Epworth’s CEO, Michelle Tucker, stated “There is a shortage of these types of services within our community that help youth transition from psychiatric hospitalization to home. We are confident that our services will help youth maintain stability in the home and prevent further hospitalizations.”

Epworth’s residential behavioral healthcare services help stabilize youth and support reintegration back into their family. Once a youth has returned home, outpatient services help to return the youth to a higher level of functioning and maintain placement in the home. Tucker adds, “This is just one of many programs Epworth provides that is helping children, youth and families move towards self-sufficiency.”

Youth in this program will be funded through their private insurance. For more information or admission to the program, please contact Kristen Cox at 314.918.3398 or residential@epworth.org.

About Epworth Children & Family Services - Headquartered in St. Louis, MO
Epworth Children & Family Services is a multi-service agency that helps children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment. Epworth offers emergency shelter, residential and intensive treatment, in-home family therapy, transitional housing, psychological evaluation and testing, foster care services, prevention services and a 24-hour help line. For more information about Epworth Children & Family Services, call 314.961.5718.