In 1977, a Buffalo woman named Linda Wilson was murdered by her next-door neighbor, a teenager living in foster care. That teen had been passed through 11 different foster homes and experienced multiple types of abuse. Linda’s husband, Bob Wilson, was somehow able to choose empathy and forgiveness, despite his unbearable grief. 41 years ago, Bob founded EPIC- Every Person Influences Children, so no family would ever have to experience the immense loss that his family did. Today, EPIC works with families, schools and communities to raise children to become responsible and successful adults. We offer parenting and family engagement workshops, evidence and research-based programming, support lines, educational videos, literacy trainings, car seat programs and more. We also host events like Storytime at Canalside, Read Across America and a Baby & Toddler Expo.