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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.

Leadership Committee


The Junior Board Executive Committee’s primary goal is to direct and provide leadership in areas of membership, recruiting, outreach, and for each project of the Junior Board. As representatives of the Junior Board, the Executive Committee assists in the implementation of the Board’s goals and objectives, and fulfillment of its purpose. Representation of the Junior Board in other agency groups, including Regional and Division advisory boards, will be handled directly through the Executive Committee. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee sits on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities.

As the primary governing body of the Board, the Executive Committee also has the responsibility to establish and evaluate membership guidelines, recruitment, education, and orientation.

The Executive Committee includes a Chair and several Executive Committee Advisors. Junior Board members who have been appointed to the Board of Advisors are also encouraged to provide input at these meetings. In addition, the Chair (or Co-Chairs) of each of the Volunteer, Social, and Faith Committees are appointed to the Executive Committee.

Please note: The selection process of the Executive Committee of the Junior Board is by appointment and completely voluntary. The Executive Committee does not have influence in the hiring of Catholic Charities staff. The Executive Committee is solely involved in the work of the Junior Board. All other agency-related questions should be forwarded to the appropriate Catholic Charities staff member found at the Catholic Charities homepage,

Junior Board Executive Committee 2017-2018

Junior Board Manager

Norren Russo

Chairman of the Junior Board

Carolyn Mulaney

Vice Chairs of the Junior Board

Joseph Hetland

Daniel Marinez

Membership Advisor

Maureen Callahan


Sponsorship and In-Kind Giving Advisors

Robert O'Neill


Social Media Advisor

Alejandra Rubalcava

Social Committee Co-Chairs

Elaina Basta

Erin Jelm

Volunteer Committee Co-Chairs

Natalie Montana

Mary Margaret Parker

Faith Committee Co-Chairs

John Manley

Andrew Palczewski

Casino Night Co-Chairs

Meghan Kastenholz

Kat Kos Kennedy

Junior Board Chaplain

Rev. Wayne Watts

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