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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.
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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.
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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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Monsignor Boland Receives Bishop Sullivan Award From Catholic Charities USA
Friday, October 06, 2017 by Communications
For 20 years Monsignor Michael Boland has compassionately led Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the largest Catholic Charities agency in the country. Today he was honored with the Catholic Charities USA Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Award in recognition for his tireless work in helping youth, children and families. He received the award at the organization’s Annual Gathering in Houston, Texas. 

Reflecting on the extraordinary gifts that Msgr. Boland shares with so many, Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of CCUSA, said, “It is clear that his creativity and compassion issue from the depth of his faith in Jesus who compels us to care for those who are poor. Through Monsignor Boland’s leadership, he ensures that all who come to Catholic Charities feel the unconditional love and mercy of God.  He is a model recipient of the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Award and Catholic Charities USA is pleased to name him as this year’s honoree.”

Msgr. Boland has been the Director of Human Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago for the past 19 years, overseeing Archdiocesan residential programs for children and adults, nursing homes, hospitals, the Office for Persons with Disabilities, and the day-to-day operations of Catholic Charities. 

“I am deeply humbled by this honor, having known Bishop Sullivan and witnessed his profound love and compassion for those most in need,” said Monsignor Boland. “In Chicago, every 30 seconds we see someone turning to us for help. We give them much more than a bag of food, a nurturing classroom, or a warm place to sleep at night; we give them hope. Catholic Charities is the Church’s field hospital in our most desperate and under-resourced communities; a shining light in areas that can feel covered in darkness.”

Monsignor Boland added, “There is a tremendous need for agencies such as Catholic Charities, who are nimble and efficient, and also provide compassionate care. At all times Catholic Charities treats each person who comes to us with respect and dignity, with an ultimate goal of helping them become as self-sufficient as possible.”

Celebrating its centennial anniversary this year, Catholic Charities is the largest provider of social services in the Chicago area, and largest Catholic Charities in the nation. Monsignor Boland has grown the agency to assist nearly one million people each year at 154 locations in Cook and Lake Counties through a staff of 3,000 people, a 700 member Board of Advisors, the 400 member Junior Board, and 15,000 volunteers.

Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan (deceased) served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and was revered nationwide for his concern for the poor and marginalized.  In 1961 he was appointed Assistant Director of Catholic Charities’ Childcare Division.  Four years later he was named the Director.  In 1968 Bishop Sullivan became Executive Director of Catholic Charities and was elected Executive Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities in 1979.  Throughout his ministry he championed the needs of children.

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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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