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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Protection Against Abuse

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My knitting circle decided to do a public service project, and donated handmade hats to Watson Children's Shelter. We were impressed by the facilities and by the work done by this shelter. The staff are kind and caring, and were organized and efficient regarding our donation experience. The children there seem to be having a wonderful experience in the face of their difficult situations. This is an organization that I hope to be able to continue to support.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Historically Watson Children's Shelter puts children number one. Children are safe at this shelter. Watson's provides care 24/7 giving children love, nourishment for body and soul. Watson's practices strong child advocacy.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am grateful for the work that Watson Children's Shelter provides for our community. I try and donate several times a year to help the children that are staying there feel more comfortable. I have an annual yard sale and always take my gently used clothing and toys/stuffed animals for donation. It breaks my heart to know that children need to be rescued from their broken homes but am so thankful that Missoula has a place to help them heal and be safe.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization which serves children respectfully and wholeheartedly.