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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

Foster Parent Interview: Aubrey

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Celebrating National Foster Care Month we interviewed Aubrey, one of our amazing foster parents. This interview is the first in a series of Zoom discussions about the joys and struggles of fostering. To learn more…

Staff Highlight: Alisa Otto

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I came to Catholic Charities after working for Bethany for 11 years. I was in various foster care roles for about 8 years and I also worked in…

Staff Highlight: Maggie Walsh

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What is your position at CCWM and what do you specifically do/clients do you serve? My position is Associate Director of Mission Advancement, Social Justice and Project Rachel. I started with Project Rachel over 12 years ago serving women…