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South-Southwest Region

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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.
 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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Junior Board’s Charities Royale Casino Night to Benefit Emergency Assistance Department
Monday, October 16, 2017 by Communications
Win big on Saturday, November 4, with Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Junior Board as they host their 11th Annual Charities Royale Casino Night. Some of Chicago’s most philanthropic young professionals will enjoy an evening of gaming tables, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth and a premium open bar. In addition, the Pope Francis Service Award will honor Lynn McAdams for her leadership through effective community action and dedication to the mission of Catholic Charities.

The event will also feature a silent auction with an array of items such as orchestra center Hamilton tickets, four One-Day Disney World Park Hopper tickets, a one month unlimited yoga and one 60-minute massage at Yoga Now, a guided tour and wine tasting for up to 10 adults at Lynfred Winery, and a $100 gift card and styling appointment at Rent the Runway - to name a few. There will also be live entertainment from Outcast Jazz Band, Chicago's premier swing band.

Proceeds of the evening will support the programs of the Emergency Assistance Department of Catholic Charities, helping people in need in the communities where we live and work as they journey to become as self-sufficient as possible. These programs are often the first point of contact with clients, providing intake for emergency shelter and financial assistance, food, clothing, short-term case management, and referrals.

Last year, the Emergency Assistance Department served 2.2 million meals through our nine food pantries and screened nearly 1,500 people for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The department also received 100,316 requests for rent and utility assistance. Without the assistance provided by Catholic Charities, some of the most vulnerable people in our area would have nowhere else to turn for basic human needs.

The Junior Board is currently comprised of more than 450 young adult members, with countless friends who committed to promoting the compassionate works of Catholic Charities. They have become leaders in the church through effective community action - including volunteer service, social fundraising, and theological exploration. The Junior Board is proud to be celebrating 15 years of service. 

Meghan Kastenholz and Kat Kos will serve as the 2017 Casino Night event chairs. The executive committee consists of Elaine Basta, Maureen Callahan, Joe Hetland, Erin Jelm, John Manley, Daniel Marinez, Natalie Montana, Carolyn Mulaney, Andrew Palczewski, Mary Margaret Parker and Alejandra Rubalcava. Rev. Wayne F. Watts serves as the Junior Board, Chaplain with Noreen M. Russo serves as the Junior Board, Manager. 

The event would not be possible without generous sponsors such as Wintrust, Sergio&Banks Real Estate, O’Sullivans Tavern, Lagunitas Brewing, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Andrew Palczewski, The Kastenholz Family, Elk Grove Graphics and Outcast Jazz Band. 

Date: Saturday, November 4
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington Street
Tickets: $125 per person.
Attire: Black tie optional

For more information, please contact Noreen Russo, Junior Board Manager, at or call (312) 655-7932.
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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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