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COVID-19 Services/Response:

Our thanks to the remarkable staff, partners, donors, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of those least able to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We are in your debt.

Service Update:

  • For urgent needs, please call 312-655-7700
  • Meals to go are available at Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers. Catholic Charities has suspended all senior group activities and adult day care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our home care services continue, and are following a more sophisticated protocol as there are seniors who have no one to drop off groceries and provide basic hygiene assistance.
  • Food pantries and evening meal programs will continue to provide food depending on supplies and safe distribution protocols. Please check under Our Services/Emergency Services for locations and phone numbers.
  • Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call your case worker or program contact if you need assistance.

How You Can Help:
Due to COVID-19 exposure risks, we are unable to take donations of clothing or food from individuals or groups at this time.  

  • Please consider a contribution. The need for financial assistance and program support for those who were only just making ends meet will grow significantly with lost wages and other impact from the pandemic.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, or bleach wipes are needed and can be dropped at any Catholic Charities location. 
  • When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose Catholic Charities so we might benefit from your purchase. 
  • Volunteers needed to pack food at pantries.  If you are not in a high risk category and are willing to help, please email Andrew McKernin at Protective gear provided. Health protocols enforced. 
  • Thank the human service workers, first responders, and grocery/gas station/coffee vendors in your life and when you see them in action.

For more information on COVID19, visit the CDC website.

Who We Are

Mission of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

Mission of the Junior Board

The Junior Board is an organization of adults committed to promoting the compassionate works of Catholic Charities and becoming leaders in the church through effective community action, including volunteer service, social fundraising, and theological exploration.

Our History

The Catholic Charities Junior Board represents a new chapter in the history of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Beginning in 2002, it is an adjunct to the Board of Advisors created to invest community leaders in the mission of Catholic Charities. The goal of the Junior Board is to enable younger benefactors to support Catholic Charities in order to directly execute their service, social and spiritual missions.

The Junior Board is currently comprised of more than 450 young adult members, with countless friends who attend our events and volunteer with us.

Our Membership Profile

The Catholic Charities Junior Board member is traditionally between the ages of 21 and 45. Members’ primary motivation for joining the Junior Board is to become more involved in the work of Catholic Charities and to give back to the community. Successful members share certain other characteristics: the desire to work with others interested in charitable work within a faith-based setting; the desire to connect to the broader secular community; and a renewed interest in personal and spiritual growth.

Many members have established professional careers and recognize this group as a way of gaining momentum in the arena of community service and leadership. Other members are in the initial stages of careers in business, government, education, the arts, and the nonprofit sector – to name a few. There are no professional or education restrictions upon Junior Board membership.


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Phone: (312) 655-7525
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654