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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.


Group Schedule & Events

LOSS Program for Children and Youth

PRESENTS
Herbert Adelman
Children & Youth grief retreat
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. John of the cross • 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs
This special grief retreat is for children ages 4-18 who have lost a loved one to suicide. Whether the child’s loss is recent or not, the retreat provides an opportunity for young grievers to come together and meet others who have experienced a similar tragedy. Children will have the opportunity to share their stories and benefit from various modalities of grief expression including, music, crafts, dance-movement, yoga, art and writing. Experienced child therapists will be present to lead all activities. The event is free of charge and will include lunch.

For more information or registration
(312) 655-7284
LOSS Program Office
721 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

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