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(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4000

Lake County

Catholic Charities Administrative Offices - (312) 655-7000.

Catholic Charities Social Services - email, or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you. Call volume is extremely high so email is recommended if you are unable to find what you need on the web site.

Counseling Support Line - (312) 948-6951, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

To donate to our work by phone, call (312) 948-6087. Every gift helps someone in need.

Get Involved

There Are So Many Ways to Get Involved!

Our unique volunteer opportunities, dynamic programs, and year-round events make getting involved with Catholic Charities easy. We're confident that not only will you enjoy giving back to those in need, you'll also gain an unforgettable and invaluable personal experience. 

Make a difference in your community by getting involved with Catholic Charities today.

Will you be a Good Samaritan and lift up our neighbors? We need you!

With your help, we are able to serve anyone in need. In fact, nearly 1 million people in Cook and Lake counties count on the support of Catholic Charities each year. Will you be a Good Samaritan and help us improve our communities?

We couldn't provide help and hope to our nearly 1 million clients without your support. Your donation means we can be there when people in your communities need us. Make your gift to Catholic Charities by clicking here.

When you volunteer, you're helping us to offer more compassionate services to people in need. Sign up today through Volunteer Bridge!

Attend an Event
Our year-round fundraising events support our programs and create awareness about the critical services needed in Cook and Lake counties. We welcome everyone to get involved as attendees, sponsors, or event committee members. Learn more about our events here.

Partner with Us
Join our more than 400 community partners, 300 parish partners, and 15,000 volunteers to help us provide the best and most cutting-edge programming to answer the needs of the most under-resourced communities. Learn more about becoming a partner here.

Join the Catholic Charities team
Join our team of nearly 3,000 employees who support nearly 1 million people in Cook and Lake counties. We believe anyone who turns to us for help deserves to be treated with respect and dignity on their paths to self-sufficiency. See open positions here.

Get Involved:

Ways to Change Lives


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