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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.

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