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Catholic Charities to Host Birthmother Retreat May 6

Diocese of Green Bay LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (March 16, 2016) -- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay will partner with Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of La Crosse, Madison, and Milwaukee to host a birthmother retreat on May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The retreat will be held at the Catholic Charities Adult Day Center in Milwaukee, WI, and the theme is "Always in My Heart: Remembering a Birthmother's Love."

"This is our 4th year doing the retreat. It has become an annual event due to the increasing interest in it, and many of our birthmothers have found the day comforting as they are surrounded by others who have walked a similar journey," said Cassandra Krueger, Child and Family Services Case Manager for Catholic Charities-Green Bay.

For Birthmothers at Any Stage in Adoption Journey

This day of self-care and learning is for birthmothers at any stage in their adoption journey, whether they've placed many years ago or just last week. With opportunities to share (as they are comfortable) stories and hear from other birthmothers, the hope is that they are able to build a support system through shared experiences and each other.

The Catholic Charities birthmother retreat is free for all attendees. For more information or to register, please contact Cassandra Krueger at (920) 680-1407 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The retreat will be held on May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catholic Charities Adult Day Center, 1919 N. 60th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208. Please return registration form by April 1, 2017.

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Serves Residents of 16 Northeastern Wisconsin Counties

Founded in 1918, Catholic Charities provides social services to residents in the 16 counties of Northeastern Wisconsin that make up the Diocese of Green Bay. These services include mental health counseling; family strengthening programs to refugee and immigration communities; adoption and pregnancy counseling to assist birth parents, adoptive couples and people with unplanned pregnancies; budget counseling; and more. Catholic Charities serves all individuals, regardless of their background or faith.

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Who We Are

As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

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Justine Lodl
Director of Communications
Phone: (920) 272-8213
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Sarah Bradford
Communications Coordinator
Phone: (920) 272-8209
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