Catholic Social Services of Montana is pleased to be a part of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that brings children waiting to be adopted from foster care one step closer to safe, loving and permanent homes.
Through Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to hire and train adoption recruiters who implement the Foundation’s evidence-based Child-Focused Recruitment Model. This model is up to three times more effective at serving children who have been in foster care the longest, including older youth, sibling groups and children with special needs.
Catholic Social Services of Montana currently has one Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiter who serves Western Montana. Our recruiter works with smaller caseloads, ensuring that she can provide these children with the attention, resources, and the support they need to find the adoptive families they deserve.
It is common to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.
Rachel’s Hope is a post-abortion healing ministry that offers compassionate help to anyone who seeks healing after abortion. The ministry works to assure all who have suffered emotional and/or spiritual pain after abortion, that forgiveness, hope, and healing is possible and achievable. We at Catholic Social Services of Montana want to reach out to you with the mercy and love of Christ and help you be at peace with yourself and God, which is why we offer this ministry.
Rachel’s Hope Offers:
- A confidential phone line.
- A church with priests, sensitive to your needs, who can help you to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and/or answer questions you may have on a spiritual level.
- Professional counseling referrals or resource to assist your current counselor with the components/steps of healing.
- Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats
Donations can be dropped off at our office, 1302 11th Avenue, or call (406) 442-4130 for more information.
Catholic Social Services of Montana offers a Baby Boutique to help supply new parents with diapers and other essential items for their babies and toddlers that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Thanks to generous community support, we are able to effectively provide parents with these items to ensure they can be the successful parents they strive to be and properly provide their baby with everything they need.
Donations of baby clothing, diapers and gently used clothing are accepted in the Helena office and dispersed through our Baby Boutique.
Our Baby Boutique wish list includes:
- Diapers and pull ups
- 0-24 month clothes
- Toiletries: Shampoo, baby wash, powder, diaper rash cream, etc.