Click the program title for more information about each of Epworth’s programs, including contact information and details of service.
The Aging Out program helps prepare youth for a successful transition out of the foster care system, equipping youth with the skills and resources necessary for self-sustainability. Once enrolled, youth remain in Aging Out regardless of placement or custody status until the age of 25. This not only provides the youth with continued support services past the point of emancipation from foster care, but it gives the youth what is sometimes their only consistent, long-term relationship.
The Chafee program serves youth ages 14 to 21 who are currently in foster care and residing in St. Louis City or St. Louis County. The purpose of the Chafee program is to prepare youth for a successful transition to independence. Young adults enrolled in the Chafee program choose their level of participation.
Family Focus supports youth in the transition from Residential Treatment to life at home, helping them successfully resolve issues with family.
Family Support Network (FSN)
The Family Support Network offers free weekly, in-home counseling to improve family communication and relationships and provides information on effective methods of stress management and conflict resolution.
Foster Care Case Management
Foster Care matches youth with loving, caring families where they can learn to trust again and reap the benefits of a committed family.
Progressive Youth Connection (PYC)
PYC provides violence prevention and character education programs in the areas of conflict resolution, violence prevention, cultural diversity, healthy relationships, decision making skills, self-esteem building and many more; case management services for youth involved in the St. Louis County Family Courts; and parent and community education.
Epworth’s Psychological Services provides a broad range of psychological evaluations from routine psychoeducational assessments to comprehensive evaluations such as psychosexual evaluations, parenting competency evaluations, and risk assessments.
Residential and Intensive Treatment
Residential and Intensive Treatment provides a safe and stable living environment while youth work through
emotional and behavioral issues that often stem from a history of abuse or neglect.
Street Outreach Services (SOS)
Street Outreach Services educates homeless youth about their options and encourages them to obtain permanent, safe housing.
Transitional/Independent Living Programs (TLP/ILP)
The Transitional/Independent Living Programs teach important life skills including budgeting, job readiness and parenting in an apartment setting. The ultimate goal is for youth to care for themselves emotionally, physically and financially.
Youth Emergency Service (YES)
The Youth Emergency Service shelter provides food and housing to youth experiencing homelessness or family crisis. The safe, nurturing environment and therapeutic services help youth and families rebound.