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Children in crisis: Missoula, state grapple with increasing child abuse cases

Watson Children’s Shelter built a second shelter in July 2010. If they were to build a third shelter, Boehm worries it would be full in no time. by CHELSEA DAVIS updated May 21, 2016 There’s a sense of helplessness surrounding the rise in child abuse and neglect cases in Missoula and across the state. Watson Children’s Shelter built a […]

Watson Children’s Shelter hires new executive director

March 4th, 2015 •  By Kathryn Haake – The Missoulian It’s a drastic change of pace for Wisconsin native Mike Boehm. But for both Watson Children’s Shelter and its new  executive director, it’s a welcome change.   Boehm will officially take the center’s reins the week of April 27. He previously led the Family & Children’s […]

Shelter welcomes new executive director

March 3, 2015, Missoula, Montana Mike Boehm, the former president and CEO of Family & Children’s Center of Wisconsin and Minnesota, joins Watson Children’s Shelter as its new executive director. Boehm has dedicated his 20-year career to serving children and families in need and led his former organization in child abuse prevention programming, counseling, community […]

Help us honor Fran with a legacy donation to Watson Children’s Shelter

Donate > For 18 years Fran Albrecht has served the children of Watson Children’s Shelter. Now, as she steps down as our Executive Director, Watson’s Board of Directors asks you to honor Fran and her legacy with a donation to further support the children through the “Thank You Fran Fund.” Help us continue her vibrant […]

Jill Valley laces up to beat the clock for charity

Nov 22, 2013 8:17 PM by • KPAX/KAJ Media Center MISSOULA – Ready…set…go! MTN’s Jill Valley had her running shoes on Friday, all for charity. Jill was at the new Famous Footwear Store at Southgate Mall in Missoula. She had 30 seconds to grab as many shoes as she could to raise money for the charity of […]

Child abuse, neglect cases rise in Missoula County

The number of child neglect and abuse cases in Missoula County has more than tripled since 2011. -The Missoulian The number of child neglect and abuse cases in Missoula County has more than tripled since 2011. The Missoula Office of the Public Defender says there has been a total of 357 open child neglect and […]

Missoula’s Albrecht appointed to Board of Regents

September 07, 2013 6:00 am   •  by Martin Kidston – The Missoulian Gov. Steve Bullock appointed a Missoula nonprofit leader and University of Montana adjunct professor to the Board of Regents on Friday, filling a position vacated this spring by Pat Williams. Fran Maronick Albrecht, executive director of the Watson Children’s Shelter, met with the governor […]