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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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Soup-er Stadium Challenge Surpasses Goal, Will Feed 100,000
Friday, October 13, 2017 by Communications
The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools and Catholic Charities today announced they exceeded their goal of filling Soldier Field twice by collecting more than 125,000 food items as part of the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, an initiative to help eliminate hunger in Cook and Lake Counties. Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation and Soldier Field also lent support to the Challenge which will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need.

“Food insecurity is an urgent concern,” said Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. “The Soup-er Stadium Challenge has been a great example of our Catholic communities coming together to transform lives through service.”   

The Challenge was created in response to the growing prevalence of hunger and food insecurity in our community. More than 729,000 people in Cook County have food insecurity, including more than 227,000 children. Every year, more than 150,000 people rely on Catholic Charities network of food pantries throughout Cook and Lake Counties.

“We are grateful to everyone in our community, especially the school children, who donated to this year’s hunger relief efforts and the Soup-er Stadium challenge,” said Monsignor Boland, President of Catholic Charities. “Every three days the shelves at our network of eight food pantries need to be refilled to ensure no one in our community goes hungry. The generous donations of this year’s challenge represent much more than food – they represent hope and compassion to those most in need.”

The Challenge asked every Catholic school student, teacher and faculty member in the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate (at least) one non-perishable food item to stock the Catholic Charities’ food pantries. As part of the Challenge, teachers also integrated hunger and food insecurity themes into their curriculum so this initiative moves beyond a food drive into a learning and growing experience for students.  
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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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