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Catholic Charities awarded a grant to support Real Alternatives program

January 16, 2012

Photo by Heather Cherry - Pictured is Lisa Brouse, Adoption Specialist and Family Service Coordinator for Catholic Charities at the St. Marys location. Brouse is seen in front of diapers that program organizers stocked to provide them to expecting mothers.

ST. MARYS – Catholic Charities recently received a $6,000 from Women Who Care to support their Real Alternatives Program.
Nanci Mattison, who serves as Director of Catholic Charities, explained that the program is a way to help deter expecting mothers in a crisis situation from abortion.
“In the program we provide counseling and help them look for other options,” Mattison said. “We are a pro-life agency and seek to show them alternatives to abortion, help assist them and realize they can do it as a parent.”
The Real Alternatives program is always seeking funding to service clients with a much-needed item.
“We see a client two times a month and provide them with two to three packs of diapers until the child is one year of age,” said Mattison. “We give 20-30 packages through the entire program.”

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