Children & Family Services

Jamie Wiggington Master of ACE’s Trainer: Completion of Understanding ACEs Train the Trainer Program 

Jamie Wiggington, a Housing Case Manager in the Permanent Housing program at Catholic Charities recently completed a program called Master Adverse Childhood Experiences - an event offered by the Rotary Clubs of St. Joseph. She was one of 65 service professionals...

Who is a Birthmother? Breaking stereotypes.

Birthmothers are our daughters, sisters, girlfriends, and neighbors. The adoption program at Catholic Charities is honored to work with women of all ages who come to us wanting a stable, loving and secure future for their babies when they are unable to provide it....

Dear Mom, Thanks for being ‘The One’

One smile can begin a friendship; One hand can lift a soul; One candle can wipe out darkness; One laugh can conquer gloom; One hope can raise your spirits; One life can make the difference, BE THAT ONE TODAY. Dear Mom, We know sometimes the road is hard. We know your...

Be the Light

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” - Roy T. Bennett For a few moments, let’s imagine a recent client and her situation. It was February and bitterly...

Catholic Charities receives $2M to open food pantries

Through this new program, at-risk families may be able to find not just help, but also hope.” –Donors Peter and Veronica Mallouk

Give the Moms a Break!

This year has certainly been full of surprises and challenges for parents. Whether...

The Importance of Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Many families, regardless of their economic class, are dealing with large...

The Importance of Trauma-Informed Design

Stop reading for a minute and look...

Life for Children & Families in the Pandemic    

The pandemic and stay-at-home orders have taken a toll on all of us. Life is different...

A Day in the Life

As the library doors open, I see rows of shelved books, eager students at work, and several librarians helping visitors sift...


Children and Family Services


Case management, parenting education and child development assessments help increase family stability and creates a nurturing environment in which children can grow and thrive. Mom’s Empowerment and Germaine’s Little Lambs serve families from pregnancy and through the child’s preschool years.

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Mom’s Empowerment Program

The Mom’s Empowerment program equips pregnant and new moms with knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and up to the baby’s first birthday.  The program goal is to help families become self-sufficient.

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Adoption Services

We placed a record number of children into loving households through our adoption services exceeding the past eight years!

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