August 22, 2014

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities facts and figures

Programs:

  • Crisis pregnancy Maternity Home
  • Transitional Home for unwed mothers
  • Affordable Supportive Housing
  • Adoption
  • Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Outreach Counseling
  • Distribution
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Supported Living

Numbers served in 2013:

  • Distribution Program: 258 families, providing $11,000 in diapers and $16,000 in baby food and formula
  • Maternity and Transition Homes: housed 46 mothers and 28 babies and young children
  • Adoption Program: placed four babies and provided 25 home studies for adoptive couples
  • Outreach Counseling: worked with 70 individuals, 33 of whom were outside of the residential program
  • Supervised Visitation Program: provided 150 hours of supervision for 30 families
  • CASA Program: advocated for 200 children
  • Disaster relief services: provided services for 405 households affected by March 2, 2012 tornadoes
  • Supported Living Program: served 13 adults with developmental delays, providing 7,500 hours of care

Items needed:

  • Size 5 diapers
  • Small packages of baby wipes
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Infant/newborn car seats
  • Laundry baskets
  • Batteries—sizes AA and C
  • Crib sheets
  • Shower curtain liners
  • Bleach
  • Toilet bowl brushes/cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Clorox wipes
  • Toilet paper

(For more information on St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities and their services, log on to www.stecharities.org or call 812-949-7305 or 800-227-3002.) †

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