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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 amckernin@catholiccharities.net. 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.

Our Regions




NOW MORE THAN EVER...Catholic Charities is Needed Across Chicagoland!

Because we cover a very large area (Cook and Lake Counties) Catholic Charities operates seven regional offices that bring services closer to people in those geographic areas. Each of our regional offices can meet emergency needs with food, clothing, referrals and other assistance. Our regional offices also house satellites of our intake, housing and counseling programs. Each Regional Office has a Regional Advisory Board and is managed by a Regional Services Director who oversees the flow of services, volunteers and fundraising in their region.  

For more information
, please select a region from the "Regions" right-side menu or select a region on the map, directly beneath the menu.


Get Help Now!/Obtenga Ayuda Ahora!

Cook County/Condado de Cook: (312) 655-7700
Lake County/Condado de Lake: (847) 782-4000


Main Locations by Region/Oficinas de Servicios por Región

Information and referral services are provided at seven locations throughout Cook and Lake counties.
Se brinda información y referencias de servicios en siete ubicaciones en Chicago y suburbios.


City of Chicago
Ciudad de Chicago

1. Near North/Norte
St. Vincent Center
721 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 655-7700

2. Southwest/Suroeste
St. Gall Parish
5533 S. Sawyer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 349-8835

3. St. Sabina
1120 W. 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 846-3018 
          

Suburban Cook County
Suburbios del Condado de Cook

4. North/Northwest Regional Services
Servicios Regionales del Norte/Noroeste
Family Service Center 
1717 Rand Road 
Des Plaines, IL 60016 
(847) 376-2100 

5. West Regional Services 
Servicios Regionales del Oeste
1400 S. Austin
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 222-1491

6. South-Southwest Regional Services
Servicios Regionales del Sur
12731 S. Wood St
Blue Island, IL. 60406
South: (708) 333-8379
Southwest: (708) 430-0428


           

Lake County/Condado de Lake

8. Cardinal Bernardin Center 
Centro Cardenal Bernardin
671 S. Lewis 
Waukegan, IL 60085 
(847) 782-4000

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Ways to Change Lives

Donate

Phone: (312) 655-7525
Email: donations@catholiccharities.net 
Mail:
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654