St. Louis center supports homeless teens with few alternatives - KMOV.com

St. Louis center supports homeless teens with few alternatives

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A charity located on the Delmar Loop gives homeless teens in St. Louis a place to get back on their feet.

Epworth Children and Family Services helps people like Melissa Campbell, who became homeless after both parents died by the time she was 15.

"I had nowhere to go," Campbell said. "I was just always on the streets all over. It was bad."

Now she is planning where she wants to attend college.

The Epworth Center offers homeless teens food, clothing, hygiene products and computer access. Most importantly, staff members and volunteers offers support and counseling.

"There are homeless kids, there are kids at risk that have experienced abuse and neglect in their families, and they need a place to go," said Kevin Drollinger, Epworth's CEO. "So the theme at epworth is kids and families that are stuck. We help them get unstuck and back to family and community.

Epworth is always looking for volunteers, resources and support. To learn more about the organization, visit www.epworth.org.

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