Epworth Children & Family Services

Founded in 1864, Epworth Children & Family Services is a multiservice agency that helps at-risk and in-need children, youth, and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education, and employment. You can make a difference. Explore our hands-on and contactless outreach opportunities.

Epworth Drop-In Center Lunch

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer with your family or friends? Come prepare a meal at Salem’s kitchen for the youth at Epworth’s Drop In Center. This opportunity previously had a minimum age requirement however, it is now available to all ages and closer to home. Bring your family, friends, kids or teens to help cook for one day or schedule a couple of times to serve.  For more details contact Amy Milton or the church office.

2024 Schedule
Friday, January 26th at DIC at 11 am
Monday, January 29th at Salem at 8:30 am
Monday, February 5th at Salem at 8:30 am
Monday, February 12th at Salem at 8:30 am
Friday, February 23rd at DIC at 11 am
Monday, March 4th at Salem at 8:30 am
Monday,  March 11th at Salem at 8:30 am
Friday, March 22nd at DIC at 11 am

Get Involved at Epworth

Occasional Service Opportunities

Single event or occasional service opportunities for volunteers 21 yrs and older.  May be done individually or in a group.  Examples include:

Salem Serve Day at Epworth
Clothing distribution days (Webster Groves)
On-Campus activities: meals, career days, game days
Provide birthday cards, gift cards, hygiene kits, socks, underwear
Decorate, paint, clean, yard work
Vegetable gardening

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Service opportunities are for volunteers desiring to build a helping relationship with Epworth youth or the agency. Must be 21 yrs or older.  [Background checks may be required.]  Examples include:

Weekly Drop-In Center Lunch
Adopt-a-residences: activities/snacks/celebrations
Special interest activities
Epworth donation center
Sunday night chapel (Webster Groves)
Worship assistant
1st Sunday lunch out

Long-Term Service Opportunities

These are service opportunities for volunteers desiring to build a longer-term helping relationship with Epworth youth or the agency. They are available  volunteers 21 yrs and older.  [Background checks may be required.]

Tutoring (1-3 months)
Mentoring (3-12 months)
Drop-In Center volunteer
Worship leader
Life skills trainer
Board member

Learn More about Epworth

Thousands of individuals turn to Epworth each year for foster care case management, residential and intensive treatment, psychological evaluation, in-home family therapy, emergency shelter services, transitional and independent living, homeless youth outreach, drop-in center and clinical services, life skills and vocational training, and a 24-hour crisis help-line. Epworth is headquartered at 110 N. Elm Ave. in Webster Groves and has offices in Normandy, University City, and South St. Louis City. In addition Epworth also supports Intrada, a program that assists youth that have aged out of the foster care system by providing affordable, subsidized housing and wrap-around services such as life skills training and employment assistance with the goal of advancing youth toward self-sufficiency.