Watson Children's Shelter, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Crime & Law

Location: 4978 Buckhouse Lane Missoula MT 59804 USA

Mission: Watson Children's Shelter provides emergency shelter in a safe, nurturing environment to children who have experienced abuse, neglect or family crisis.
Results: - Provided safe, nurturing care to 103 children in 2013 - 38 children learned how to swim in our summer program - We celebrated 47 birthday parties, complete with presents, ice cream, cake and treat bags - The children experienced Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Virginia City on summer camping trips
Target demographics: abused, neglected and abandoned children
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 Montana Children in need of safety and care
Geographic areas served: Montana
Programs: Watson Children's Shelter provides a safe, nurturing home for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment or family crisis. With two beautiful homes, welcoming 16 children in each, children are welcomed by caring, professional staff who provide support, normalcy, safety and ensure children receive medical, dental, therapeutic or other needed services within our community.The average stay is 60 to 90 days while a more permanent arrangement is secured. Children attend school, do homework, play games, read stories, celebrate each other's birthdays. They are given the opportunity to be kids, in a safe, nurturing home. None of this is possible without support from individual contributions, sponsorships, in-kind donations, special events, and foundation grants.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 81-0369020
(406) 549-0058
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Watson's provides deprived and/or damaged children a chance to participate and contribute to our society. Their expertise and compassion is exactly what these children need at this very important point in their development. I don't know of any nonprofit or government entity that provides a more important or vital service to our children.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Not sure there is a more worth nonprofit in Missoula, the kids get such an opportunity to be loved and appreciated. We are so fortunate to have such leadership in this organization, from top to bottom. Great work Watson's and thank you so much.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

One of the most worthwhile experiences I have all year is the opportunity to volunteer at route chair for the annual Bike For Shelter event.

Watson Children's Shelter never ceases to amaze me with the work they do throughout the community by helping to care for and shape the children that have com through their doors due to very unfortunate circumstances.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I started volunteering with Watsons Children’s Shelter about 2 years ago. I have found the experience to be extremely rewarding and always look forward to offering more of my time. The children are spectacular survivors and the staff is nothing short of incredible. I cannot wait for many more years of volunteering with them and supporting them in any way that I can.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Watons is an amazing non-profit in our community, they provide a invaluable resource to children in our community and state. Each year I run the half marathon to raise money for those beautiful little souls and recently I've been blessed to be able to partner with Watsons through my career field. There is no other non-profit that even compares in my heart.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Watson's always has the child's welfare of utmost importance in everything they do. They try to make each child feel important and loved.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The Watson Children's shelter is a great place for young children up to 14 who need temporary care and reliable home like atmosphere to be in, Many of these young people come to Watson with no more than the clothes they have on. When they step into Watson they have a warm environment with clothing food and essentials needed to give them some security. The staff there is the very best and it reflects in our communit.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

outstanding charity that helps children in need.
Great people who take pride and truely care about their organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The staff showed amazing support and level of committment to the kids. I worked with them for a mailing program and my former department adopted the shelter one Christmas

 
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