Epworth’s Chafee Program

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. Group Life Skills classes are held weekly Monday through Thursday, individual sessions are offered to youth who need them. Chafee staff assists youth with the following services:
  • Financial assistance with extracurricular activities, Senior expenses such as prom, and purchasing work attire for new employment
  • Obtaining Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, and State IDs
  • College tours and applications, assistance with accessing financial aid for college, financial assistance with dorm start-up kits
  • Vocational assistance in job search and maintenance
  • Locating academic tutors as needed
  • Opening a bank account and an Individual Development Account (IDA) savings plan
  • Driver’s education
  • Youth Leadership Opportunities and Youth Leadership Camp

For more information contact:
314.222.4877
oys@epworth.org
7520 Natural Bridge Road
Normandy, MO 63121
314.222.4877
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