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Walking with Moms in Need

About Our Ministry:


Walking with Moms in Need is a process through which 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 fathers.

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Who Are Moms in Need?


Pregnant and parenting women 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.

Moms in Need support could include the following members of your community:

  • Family Members

  • Relatives

  • Friends

  • Neighbors

  • Co-workers

  • Students

Any woman who is pregnant or parenting or any man that is the father parenting in need.




Emotional Support/Healing

Medical Health

Domestic/Safety Issues

Spiritual Support

Guadalupe Pregnancy Outreach (Watsonville)


24 hr. HELP Line: 800-712-HELP

Grace Harbor Women’s Shelter (Watsonville)

(831) 761-3191

Siena House (Santa Cruz) Women’s shelter for pregnant women.

(831) 425-2229

Catholic Charities 

San Benito County 831-722-2675 Santa Cruz – 831-431-6939 Watsonville – 831-722-2675

Dept. of Social Services

(Cal Works)

Santa Cruz

(831) 454-4130

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) - Santa Cruz Health


Or  831-454-4339

Monterey County



Contact Guadalupe Pregnancy Center

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) - Santa Cruz Health


Or  831-454-4339

Monterey County


STD's and STL's contact Nurse Family Partnership

Walnut Avenue Family and Women’s Center (Santa Cruz) ( Has safehouses)

(831) 426-3062

Santa Cruz Adult Protective Services

(Santa Cruz)

Has Safehouses

(831) 454-4101

Natural Family Planning

Fertility Care Services of the Central Coast


Human Trafficking Arukha Project and AAUW Santa Cruz

St. Joseph’s First Friday Rosary Mass in Partnership with Guadalupe Pregnancy Center. 

Mass Intentions:

Request Prayers for Pregnant Mothers Call Parish Office



All Resource centers above have information on how to set up adoptions

Martha’s Helpers

(Meal Support)

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