Watson Children's Shelter, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   47 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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Watkins Children Shelter is my favorite non- profit because of the young lives that are changed by their services. Each year i host a Christmas party with several of my friends and we make at least 2 young children's Christmas list come true. Each year we are given a update on the children and it is absolutely heart warming to hear what a difference we have been able to make. Knowing how our donations are used makes all of our Christmas filled with pure joy. I am happy that we can all rest assured that our donations are used in the best way possible.

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Watson's Childrens Shelter is very well run. Always impressed with their professionalism and gratefulness. I'm happy to put my money here for kids that are there through no fault of their own. They truly care about the kids!

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working with Watson's was a great experience! I can't wait to do it again this next summer when we run our next video game tourney. We will continue to spread the word about Watson's Children's Shelter and try to grow support for them.

Russell W. Simkins
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Montana Melee
Montanamelee.com

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Watson Children's Shelter is the best charity organization I have ever been involved with. This organization really cares for it's community and the people they serve. First class organization

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My husband and I have donated a few times to Watson Children's Shelter. We took a tour last year when they had an open house. We were both greatly impressed by the care and attention to detail that goes in to running the shelter. It was clean and well organized. The hang out areas and play areas looked like so much fun. We could tell that the staff at Watson's were deeply committed to giving the children a safe, friendly and healing place to stay. Thank you for all that you do for families in our community.

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This is an awesome charity & they do terrific work! The kids respond so well with a caring, loving staff that really does care for them all. Thanks for all you do Watson's!

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Watson's Children's Center provides a place for children that need a safe stable atmosphere during a difficult time in their lives, Western Montana is truly blessed.

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We became aware of the work that Watson House does when our son who is a tennis pro at the PEAK, told us about the Pro-Am tournament. We traveled from our home in Alaska to watch him play and were impressed by the work that the Watson House is doing for children in Montana. We have attended the Pro-Am twice now and proud to support their continued work.

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Watson Children's Shelter provides a much needed service to the children of this community. They provide a safe, comforting, and stable life to these kids when their life is anything but safe and comforting. My nonprofit of choice for the past two years. Keep up the good work.

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I have donated for many years because I believe Watson children's center is a safe place for children and I believe they try to give the children some sort of normal they have always been very friendly

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