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South-Southwest Region

 About this Region
We are excited to announce that our South and Southwest offices merged into a central location that is more easily accessible to the more than 25,000 south-southwest community residents served each year. All our programs are designed to work with the strengths of our clients to aid them in their journey toward self-sufficiency. If you need assistance, would like to get involved, or have any questions, please contact our new offices. If you are located in the south region, please call (708) 333-8379. For the southwest region, please call (708) 430-0428.
 Areas Served
The South Region includes: Burnham, Dixmoor, East Hazel Crest, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Markham, Phoenix, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Calumet Park, Riverdale, Blue Island, Posen, Robbins, Dolton, Calumet City, South Holland, Lansing, Thornton, Glenwood, Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Richton Park, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills, and Harvey.

The Southwest Region includes: Lemont, Willow Springs, Justice, Summit, Argo, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Burbank, Hometown, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Alsip, Midlothian/Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Park, Palos Heights, and Palos Hills.
Food pantry, suppers, and food supplements
Case work and counseling
Employment services
Veterans services
Parenting, childcare and adoption
Senior assistance
Housing and transitional housing
Retired priest housing
Public benefits screenings
Alcohol/drug abuse assessment and prevention
Hospital transition
Emergency assistance
Access to all Catholic Charities assistance programs

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Forum: "Don't Look Away: How to Respond to Troubled Relationships"
Friday, September 15, 2017 by Communications
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Prevention Ministries of St. Mary/Riverside and St. Leonard/Berwyn are teaming up with Catholic Charities for a west suburban forum on responses to troubled relationships. 
The forum’s objectives include heightening awareness of available resources for individuals in challenging relationships, educating and enabling the community to respond to these health and safety issues, and providing sponsors with an opportunity to share their commitment to promoting relationship safety.
Attendees: Individuals struggling with relationship safety issues as well as their families and friends, faith leaders, church members, community leaders, workers in the medical, educational, social service and philanthropic fields, and individuals with a general interest in this topic. 
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: North Riverside Commons, 2401 DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside
Presenters: Charles Dahm*, OP, Director, Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach; Miriam Ramirez, BSN, MacNeal Hospital Trauma Coordinator; Kathleen Detwiler, MD, a community physician; and Angelica Lopez, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic attorney. Presenters will share their perspective on family violence and explain how communities and individuals can supportively respond to those in troubled relationships. The forum will emphasize concrete services as well as next steps. 

*Father Dahm, the Archdiocesan Director of Domestic Violence Outreach, has worked closely with Catholic Charities in domestic violence prevention and advocacy. This forum is an opportunity to take his message beyond Catholic parishes into the wider community.
Spanish translation services will be available.

For more information, please call (708) 447-4854.
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South-Southwest Region:

12731 S. Wood Street
Blue Island, IL 60406

South Phone: (708) 333-8379
Southwest Phone: (708) 430-0428

Christopher L. Torres
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