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Catholic Charities to hold Birthmother's Day celebration in Rock Island

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria will be holding our annual Birthmother’s Day Celebration and Blessing to honor and remember the women who place their children in adoption on April 30 at 1 p.m. at the Catholic Charities office in Rock Island (4703-44th Ste. 4). All members of the adoption experience, birthmothers, birthfathers, adoptees, adoptive parents and those who supported them, are invited to attend.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria provides a wide variety of services to area residents regardless of age, gender, race, income, or faith.  Programs include foster care, adoption services, pregnancy support, residential treatment and independent living services, family counseling, youth crisis intervention, daycare, senior services, community organizing, family preservation, Latino and immigrant outreach, abstinence education, and women’s counseling and support.  Approximately, 450 staff and 1,700 volunteers serve more than 30,000 children and families throughout 26 Central Illinois counties each year.