Walking with Moms in Need (WWMIN) is a year of service where Catholic parishes and communities “walk in the shoes” of local pregnant and parenting women in need. Everyone should know how to help moms in difficult circumstances. While not trying to turn Catholic parishes into pregnancy centers, we can support local pregnancy centers where they exist, and we can also find and share other resources with pregnant and parenting women. And where there are few local resources, we can create our own, based on the gifts of the parish community!
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) and the Archdiocese of Detroit’s (AOD) office of Pro-Life Ministry have teamed up to enhance this program in our region not only this year but for years to come!
Resources for Mothers
While not trying to turn Catholic parishes into pregnancy centers, we can all support local pregnancy centers where they exist. We can also find and share other resources with pregnant and parenting women. And where there are few local resources, we can create our own, based on the parish community’s gifts!
Pregnancy Help Housing and Residential Programs 24/7 Hotlines Adoption Resources Abortion Healing Ayuda para Mamás (español) Loss of a Baby Medical Professionals
This is the initial – not exhaustive – list of local resources. We are adding new resources daily. If you know of a resource, group, or organization that should be added, please email Andrea Moury at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan at email@example.com
Other Resources, Additional Reading, Prayers, and Ways to Help
From hosting a “baby-shower”, to committing to pray for mothers and children – consider getting involved in some way. Start by making a donation to a pro-life cause or pledge to say a prayer for all moms!
National Resources Prayers & Novenas Volunteer & Ways to Help Additional Sites
Knowledge, Resources, and Inspiration for WWMIN:
Learn more about background, history, and explore the inspiration around this initiative.
Visit our FAQ page to learn more Visit the USCCB WWMIN site Read the Inspiration for WWMIN
Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.