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Women’s Care Center Opens in Merrillville

Father Mark, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, and the Trustees of Catholic Charities joined Bishop Donald J. Hying and many major donors on January 8 for a special blessing of our new Women’s Care Center located at 8500 Broadway in Merrillville.

Prior to blessing the new Center, Bishop Hying addressed those in attendance, thanking them for their generous contributions that allowed Catholic Charities’ to open the new location, one that will help women experiencing a crisis pregnancy choose life for their babies through a counseling program empathizing self-worth and compassion. The new Center will also surround these women with all the essential resources they need by providing free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, as well as parenting, self-sufficiency, prenatal, abstinence, and adoption education classes.

Guests also had the opportunity to take a tour of the new Center and visit with Bishop Hying, Father Mark, and our Board of Trustees.

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