Catholic Charities Mission
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values:
Catholic Charities Fact Sheet
Awards and Accreditations
Catholic Charities has endeavored to be a voice for the people we serve by preparing a yearly paper on issues such as housing, the working poor and hunger.
Catholic Charities Today (2012)
Reflecting upon 95 years of change and adaptability, Catholic Charities pursues its mission of service, using every available resource to reach those most vulnerable during continued challenging times. Faced with increasingly diverse and complex requests for assistance from community individuals and families, Catholic Charities remains flexible and adaptable to evolving client needs. The Agency embraces this opportunity and describes its “typical” day…Download PDF
Feeding a Family (2011)
Catholic Charities operates more than 26 nutrition programs, addressing hunger among seniors, children and families. This paper analyzes how we can work together to alleviate hunger and poor nutrition, and sustain the basic needs of our population in Cook and Lake counties.Download PDF
A Blueprint For Housing (2010)
The severe shortage of affordable housing has a tremendous impact on the health of families, on communities and on our nation. A home, a place to be sheltered from the elements, is a basic human need, and as our Church teaching reminds us, safe affordable housing is a basic human right.Download PDF
Promoting a Culture of Life for the Common Good (2009)
In a time of great economic challenges, Catholic Charities speaks for the vulnerable and the weak. The existence of extreme poverty amidst plenty is a threat to the good of society. We call upon individuals and society to strive with hope towards a culture of life.Download PDF
The Impact of Catholic Charities (2008)
At least one in eight people who live anywhere from the Wisconsin border to the Indiana state line were positively impacted by the services provided locally by Catholic Charities. We must meet the growing demand for services and strengthen the economy by developing a self sufficient population with human dignity.
Honor Your Father and Mother: The Devastating Effects of Poverty and Seniors (2007)
Catholic Charities calls further attention to the issues of aging and poverty and the moral outrage they represent.
This Annual Report describes services and activities rendered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
Download the 2012 Annual Report in PDF format
Download the 2011 Annual Report in PDF format
Download the 2010 Annual Report in PDF format
Download the 2009 Annual Report in PDF format
Download the 2008 Annual Report in PDF format
Download the 2007 Annual Report in PDF format
Download Catholic Charities’ 2011 Audited Financial Statements
Download Catholic Charities’ 2012 Audited Financial Statements
Download the FY2011 Form 990 for Catholic Charities
Download the FY2012 Form 990 for Catholic Charities
Keenager News is a free monthly paper for senior citizens, containing news, opinion, human interest, how-to, and travel articles, along with humor, puzzles, and recipes. Our "Readers' Corner" provides a forum for readers' own reminiscences, and poems. Keenager News is published as an outreach ministry of Catholic Charities, a non-profit, social service organization that helps people of all faiths.Download the April 2013 edition in PDF format
Spirit Magazine is published by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago for its friends, clients and benefactors. The publication is intended to educate donors about the work of Catholic Charities. In addition, the magazine provides a forum for Catholic Charities to keep the public abreast of developments and changes within the agency.Download the latest edition in PDF format