Epworth Family Support Network provides free family therapy to combat serious family issues and child abuse and neglect.

Epworth Family Support Network provides counseling services by trained therapists to families who live in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, or St. Charles County with a child up to the age of 13 and no open or substantiated cases of child abuse and/or neglect. Additionally, St. Louis families with a child up to 18 years of age may be eligible for services if the child or parent have a qualifying intellectual or developmental disability. The goal of Epworth Family Support Network is to provide support to families before serious issues arise within the family unit. Through individualized family therapy and professional parenting education, families experiencing challenges can find support and learn effective techniques for ongoing family life. Family therapy sessions are held once a week for one hour either within the family’s home, community setting, or virtually, with total services lasting an average of nine months, depending on the needs of the family.

Parenting can be difficult and Epworth Family Support Network is here to help.

Referrals to Epworth Family Support Network are welcome but not necessary. Families are free to contact the program directly to verify eligibility for services, which are free if funder requirements are met or welcome to self-pay with sliding-scale options.

To complete a referral, please use the secure, electronic form below or mail/scan the PDF below to Paula Ellis (pellis@epworth.org) at 110 North Elm Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119.

FSN Referral Form Updated 10.2020 (Click here for PDF)

FSN Referral Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Shift-click to choose multiple entries.
  • This information is gathered solely to meet agency funder requirements and does not affect service eligibility or delivery. Please select the range that best represents total current household income.
  • Please list: name, relationship to the above named parent/guardian, birthdate, gender, race, and ethnicity for each additional person. If no other people are in the household, please put N/A.