Billings South Side church could be new home of program that teaches young children in poverty

A rebirth of sorts could be coming to the shuttered Our Lady of Guadalupe Church across from South Park.

AWARE Inc., a nonprofit that serves children and adults with mental health, emotional, and physical disabilities, has made an offer on the church. If the sale goes as planned, the AWARE Early Childhood Center could open in the former Catholic Church as early as this fall. Since the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings has filed for bankruptcy, it is unclear how the bankruptcy will affect the sale.

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