Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Serving people of all faiths

Pregnancy Support & Birth Parent Counseling

Pregnant and considering adoption?  Call or text 414-573-5899

 

May 6th Birthmother Retreat Flyer


About Our Program

Pregnancy Support Coordination helps individuals develop tools for good decision making.  Birth parents carefully explore all their options and make a thoughtful and appropriate plan for their baby, whether it be an adoption plan or a parenting plan. Services are funded through the United Way and Catholic Stewardship appeal, and are provided at no charge to the client. 

For more information on our services, please call our offices at 414-771-2881  OR  call or text our 24-hour crisis cell phone at 414-573-5899 for immediate assistance. 

 

Parenting Plans

Pregnancy Support Coordinators also assist by providing education and support to prepare individuals for successful and safe parenting.  The needs of each individual are met, including, but not limited to, education on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, prenatal care coordination (PNCC), community resources, and emotional support.

The Pregnancy Support program serves the ten counties of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and meetings can take place at the individual’s home, one of our offices, or within the community.  Services are comprehensive, confidential, and provided to people of all faiths.
 

Adoption Plans

Pregnancy Support Coordinators are also here to help individuals who wish to make an adoption plan for their child.  Adoption is a lifelong process that involves the needs and interests of the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents.

At Catholic Charities, we advocate for open adoption, and birth parents have the opportunity to choose an adoptive family.  The birth parents and adoptive parents can then work together to establish a mutually agreed upon plan for contact following the adoption.

Individuals choosing adoption will receive education, emotional support, information on community resources, along with support and legal assistance through the termination of parental rights.
 

Parenting Support Group

The Pregnancy Support Program is holding a support group for new mothers and their child (up to age 1).  Groups are held the last Monday of every month at 1:00 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres church in Milwaukee. At each session participants will learn an educational activity for their child and will receive free baby items for participation. For more information or to register for the support group, please call 414-771-2881.

 

CLICK ON THE SPECIAL PROGRAM LINK BELOW:


Contact us for more information:

Sarah Chidester, MSW, APSW
Pregnancy Support & Adoption Supervisor
414-771-2881 Ext. 4167
schidester@ccmke.org

Colleen Cullison, MS, LPC
In Home Therapist
414-771-2881 Ext. 4189
​ccullison@ccmke.org

Maggie Oelke, MSW, APSW
Adoption Social Worker
414-771-2881 Ext. 4125
moelke@ccmke.org

Jessica St. Martin-Trejo, BS
Pregnancy Support Coordinator
414-771-2881 Ext. 4165
jstmartin-trejo@ccmke.org

Dezirae Grant
Pregnancy Support Coordinator
414-771-2881 Ext. 4137
dgrant@ccmke.org

Individual adoption information sessions are available. Call any of our staff to set up an appointment.

Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Delivery Address: 3501 S. Lake Drive
                             St. Francis, WI 53235

Office Locations and Phone Numbers
info@ccmke.org


Serving our neighbors in need in Dodge,
Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties.


   

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