March 10, 2009
Kerry Hoffschneider, public relations director for Epworth Village Inc., will discuss volunteer opportunities with this agency, which helps children and families, during a presentation at Morningside College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The public is invited to this free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and Campus Ministries.
Epworth Village is a social service agency that helps children and families dealing with severe behavioral and mental health issues. It provides family-based educational and therapeutic treatment in residential, day treatment and in-home and safety services programs. It has offices in York and Grand Island, Neb.
“We will delve into how behavioral and mental health issues are not only impacting our culture socially, but also impacting the economy in terms of workforce issues and correctional systems,” Hoffschneider said. “Also, with its 119-year connection with the United Methodist Church, Epworth also has opportunities for those exploring mission work and spiritual growth activities.”
In 2008, Epworth Village served more than 1,200 children and family members.