When raising a child becomes costly, Marisol Family is there to help. Now in Fort Morgan, more mothers and families can access the material and emotional support they need.
“We’re very pleased to open this new location to help serve those in need,” said Mimi Eckstein, director. “We don’t ask questions about income level or anything else. We’re just happy to serve you when (mothers) come to us.”
A new Marisol Family, a ministry of Catholic Charities, opened on March 17 to serve struggling and pregnant mothers and families. Its 13 locations across the Front Range provide supplies and support to all families with children from newborn to 5 years old.
A study in 2017 by the National Diaper Bank Network found that 1-in-3 U.S. families or 36 percent continued to need diapers or struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddlers clean and healthy.
The Marisol Family helps to meet this need by providing free diapers or other supplies to struggling mothers and families. In 2017 alone, 222,561 free diapers were distributed.
The Fort Morgan location at 816 Park St. is open on Fridays and Saturdays. No appointment is necessary.
Visit ccdenver.org/gabriel-house/ to find resources and all of its locations.