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Dare to find out more in this Open Adoption Workshop!
This workshop is for those who want to take the next step toward adopting a child. Topics address fears, and getting ready for your adoption journey. This is a required workshop for participants in the Catholic Social Service Adoption Program. For more information about adoption services at Catholic Social Service, or to register for this introductory orientation, please contact Angela Schawe at
, or by phone at 620-792-1393.
Many who come to our office for help have gotten caught in a relationship in which they are treated with less human dignity they deserve. There are women working multiple jobs at the expense of their health and esteem, while the male figure in her life does nothing to help. We see women give, and then lose everything when the male figure in her life walks out, leaves her with more unpaid bills than she can handle, and then skips jobs in order to avoid paying child support. And we've seen men lose everything because, in a momentary fit of rage and unable to express themselves constructively, they resort to killing the woman they love and cherish. Regardless of whether the perpetrator is male or female, everyone suffers, and our community is less than it could be. This is why we teach individuals and couples about how to have healthier and more satisfying relationships. It's not something that is taught in school, or even the family sometimes. And yet, our happiness and success in life, and the well-being of our communities, depends on how well we are able to relate to other people!
Today, we want to share Tony Porter's call to men: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
Fill out this simple form below to order your choice of seven commitment magnets to help us keep our non-food pantry stocked. Each magnet identifies a couple of the items we need for those we serve in southwest KS (e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, wipes, deodorant, etc.). We'll send the magnet(s) to you in the mail. Put it on your refrigerator, and bring those items to your closest Catholic Social Service office once a month.
That's it! A small tangible act that makes a BIG difference!
Want to order a batch for your group or parish? We can accommodate that, too!
Office addresses are located along the bottom of this website, and along the bottom of each magnet.
Many teen mothers feel like their lives are over once they become pregnant.
The Catholic Social Service Teen Moms program, modeled on Teen Mother Choices International, reinforces a different message of independence and a can-do spirit.
Our goal is to support teen mothers after their pregnancy. Hearing a positive voice in their lives is sometimes all they need to keep going. See how one woman's personal experience led her to create Teen Mother Choices International, and the effect it has had on the lives of so many young women.
As the model of our own Teen Moms program, the video below gives a great overview about what our Teen Moms program entails.
To find out more about the Teen Moms program, click here.
If you are a young women who would like to participate in the Teen Moms program, please click here!