Watson Children’s Shelter is widely known by social workers, collaborating partners, and the community for its excellent staff, facilities, and programming. We implement best-practice outcome focused approaches with an eye to continual improvement in delivering services to children and families. Direct care shelter program staff persons are certified in First Aid, CPR, de-escalation techniques, and receive over 30 hours of annual training. All of our professional staff hold four-year college degrees and our supervisors possess master’s degrees in related fields. We recruit and retain staff who are committed to our mission and strive to fulfill it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Administration

Mike Boehm

Mike Boehm

Executive Director

M.S. Counseling Psychology
Winona State University
B.S. Sociology and Psychology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Pat Beebe

Pat Beebe

Office and Building Manager

B.A. Business

Alley Fontenot

Alley Fontenot

Development Director

Juris Docorate
University of Montana School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Southwestern University

Haydin Grotz

Haydin Grotz

Development Coordinator

B.S. Social Science
Frostburg State University

Program Staff

Deboruah Madonna, M.A.

Deboruah Madonna, M.A.

Program Director

M.A. Guidance and Counseling
University of Montana

B.A. Secondary Education, Minor in Drama;
Special Education Endorsement
University of Montana

Natalie Stern

Natalie Stern

Program Manager

B.A. Psychology
University of Montana

Krista Caffrey, M.A.

Krista Caffrey, M.A.

Case Manager - Buckhouse

M.A. in Sociology
B.A. Psychology
University of Montana

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Case Manager – The Fort

B.A. Elementary Education
University of Great Falls

Sonja Crown

Sonja Crown

Kitchen Manager

Healthy Foundations Staff

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson

Program Director

MSW University of Washington
B.A. Criminal Justice
Gonzaga University

Stacey H Firestone

Stacey H Firestone

Family Support & Resource Specialist

B.A. Social Work
University of Montana