Evening for birthmothers focuses on self-care, building connections, sharing experiences
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Mar. 21, 2019) – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay will partner with Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of La Crosse, Madison, and Milwaukee to host a retreat honoring all birthmothers on April 27, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The theme is “Always in My Heart: Remembering a Birthmother’s Love.”
“Our goal each year is to provide a safe space for women to build connections with others who have a very unique life event in common. Although others can try to empathize, it is hard to truly understand the journey of a birthmother unless someone has lived it themselves,” said Cassandra Krueger, child and family services case manager for Catholic Charities. “Over the years, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the support and relationships that are created as a result of this event.”
This evening of self-care and learning is for birthmothers at any stage in their adoption journey, whether they created an adoption plan many years ago or just last week. With opportunities to share (as they are comfortable) and hear from other birthmothers, the hope is that attendees are able to build a support system through shared experiences and each other.
Founded in 1918, Catholic Charities provides social services to residents in the 16 counties of Northeastern Wisconsin that make up the Diocese of Green Bay. These services include mental health counseling; family strengthening programs to refugee and immigration communities; adoption and pregnancy counseling to assist birth parents, adoptive couples, and people with unplanned pregnancies; budget counseling; and more. Catholic Charities serves all individuals, regardless of their background or faith. Please visit www.newcatholiccharities.org to learn more and view all services.
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As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.
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