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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.

Refugee Thanksgiving Lunch

The Annual Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Thanksgiving will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016, at St. Gregory the Great Parish, 5545 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL. 60660. Please note that entry into the school cafeteria, where the event will be held is off 1677 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL. 60660. Nearly 120 refugees from Burma, Iraq, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran and Afghanistan, will enjoy their very first Thanksgiving meal in community with Catholic Charities Board, Junior Board, staff, and other families and individuals making a new home in the United States.

Your sponsorship helps people in need in the communities where you live and work to move from the fear and uncertainty of fleeing their homes to the courage and hope for a new beginning in the United States. The warmth of family and community over this Thanksgiving meal reminds us all of our shared heritage and solidarity with our newest neighbors.

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