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Catholic Momcast

Feb 3, 2022

This week, Danielle Bean sits down with Mary Beth Iduh from Catholic Relief Services where she manages Changing the Way We Care, an initiative that helps families stay together, in spite of poverty and other challenging circumstances.

Research from earlier this year found that more than 1 million children have lost at least one parent to the pandemic and unfortunately, in large part due to poverty, many parents feel they have no choice but to send their children to an orphanage – where sadly they are often at risk for abuse or neglect. A striking stat your listeners might not know is at least 80% of children currently living in orphanages actually have at least one living parent.

Mary Beth shares what CRS is doing to help these families stay together and how they plan to expand this work across the globe.

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