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Patron Saint Chosen!

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Many thanks to all who participated in Catholic Charities West Michigan’s patron saint selection. St. Louise de Marillac has been chosen as our patron saint! Wife, mother and foundress of an order of religious sisters,…

Staff Highlight: Tikia Putnam

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Tikia Putnam is our amazing Enhanced Foster Care Supervisor and is passionate about providing complete care for all of the foster children in our care! One of the things that Tikia has focused on is…

Sneak Peek of Detox Center!

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View the sneak peak of our new buildings in Muskegon, including our detox center! Construction of The Kolbe Center (drug and alcohol detox) will be completed in the fall and our administrative building will be…

Foster Care Needs During COVID-19

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Jessica Nestor, Foster Care Recruitment and Retention Specialist at Catholic Charities West Michigan, discusses the need for foster parents and financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about foster care through CCWM, please…

Visit House for Family Reunification

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As part of foster care reunification, Catholic Charities offers a Visit House to provide a home-like environment for meetings with bio parents and their children during the foster care process. “At the Visit House, our…

Kaylee’s Story

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Kaylee McWilliams, Enhanced Foster Care Specialist at CCWM, talks about using technology with foster families and helping a family through the reunification process after two years. To support CCWM programs like foster care, please visit

Theresa’s Story

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For over 50 years, Catholic Charities West Michigan has been working with foster parents, like Theresa, whose love and support have allowed many of the foster children and teens in our care to safely reunite…