We are located at 716 Herlihy Street, Waveland, Mississippi. We are a pregnancy care center and also offer comprehensive case management services. We offer pregnancy testing and counseling, maternity items that include, but are not limited to diapers, wipes, baby clothes, formula, car seats, playpens and other general baby items. We are able to purchase some of these items, but do rely heavily on donated items to be able to serve a larger population. Our case management services encompass a wide variety of areas that are determined at the time of intake. A plan is then developed to include action steps that must be taken by the client in order to alter and improve their situation. The primary focus is to promote human dignity through increased responsibility and self-sufficiency. We serve areas in the Western Deanery which include Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Kiln, Poplarville, Picayune, Lakeshore, Pearlington, Diamondhead, and other areas in Hancock and Pearl River Counties. Our name was derived from St. Gerard Majella, the Patron Saint of expectant mothers, motherhood, the poor and the needy. The need for our services in this area is great, as evidenced by the large number of calls we receive for assistance. Clients need to call our office 228-467-2600 to schedule and appointment so that they can bring the necessary documents in for the interview.
Catholic Social and Community Services, Inc. offers comprehensive adoption services. We are a licensed adoption agency, providing both domestic and international adoption services for individuals seeking to find their forever children through the miracle of adoption.
We also provide adoption services to men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Case managers at all four of CSCS pregnancy centers, including St. Gerard's, provide compassionate guidance through this difficult time in a client’s life. Information and support is given to allow the client to make the best choice for him or her and for the baby that they have created. If a client chooses the adoption option, CSCS's adoption department assists birth mothers and/or birth fathers in making an adoption plan, choosing an adoptive family, and provides ongoing support after the adoption is complete. For clients choosing the parenting option, CSCS pregnancy centers assist clients with material goods, such as diapers, formula, clothing, bottles, etc. to help them meet the needs of their child. Case management is provided to all clients to help them set and work towards goals that will enhance their lives. All Catholic Social and Community Services, Inc. programs are pro-life and, though the risks and factual information of abortion are discussed to inform the client, referrals for abortions are not given and this option is not encouraged. Post-abortion counseling is available and no one is turned away for services because they have had an abortion.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES-DIOCESE OF BILOXI
ST. GERARD COMMUNITY OUTREACH
716 HERLIHY STREET, WAVELAND, MS 39576
PHONE (228) 467-2600
FAX (228) 467-2700