Catholic Charities operates two Women’s Care Centers, one in Merrillville and one in Hammond. This year they will serve more than 1,000 moms and, so far, have welcomed more than 600 babies. The foundation of the ministry offered at a Women’s Care Center is unconditional love for the mom, her baby, and anyone who will be part of the babies life.
We support moms and their babies from the day they walk through our doors until the child enters school. Over the course of those years we offer counseling and support, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds of the baby, and classes on everything from childbirth to parenting to goal setting to budgeting. Thanks to the support of many donors we offer all services free of charge.
Please watch this video to learn more about Women’s Care Center. We welcome your questions and your contributions!
“Hi – my name is Winston. Before I came to Catholic Charities and the Gateway Supportive Housing Program, I was homeless and it was very rough on me. Catholic Charities has brought me new life, has provided me a place to lay my head. I’m happy here in my apartment. I have no problems. I can sleep now at night in comfort, I can cook, I can take a shower. It’s given me a foundation for myself – the rest is on me to work on.”
Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary is a social profit organization with 501( c )( 3 ) status. We provide services to and advocate for people who live in poverty and are marginalized in the four counties of the Diocese of Gary: Lake, LaPorte, Porter, and Starke. Each year we serve more than 10,000 people thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors. We invite you to be part of our mission of transforming the lives of those who come to us in their need. Please click below.