Children & Youth,
Children & Youth Services,
Crime & Law,
Family Violence Shelters,
Homeless & Housing,
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.