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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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Ayudando Fundraiser Raises $40,000 to Support Back of the Yard’s Casa Catalina Food Pantry
Monday, November 20, 2017 by Communications
More than $40,000 was raised on October 26 to benefit the Catholic Charities Casa Catalina Food Pantry and Basic Needs Center in the Back of the Yards neighborhood at the annual Ayudando Nuestras Familias cocktail reception. The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Latino Advisory Committee hosted the 160 attendees at the prestigious Casino Club.

For 100 years Catholic Charities has welcomed and served immigrants through a broad range of services. The Casa Catalina food pantry and basic needs center serves the needs of the Latino families in the Back of the Yards community. Each year the Center provides more than 525,000 meals to families in need and connects families to other resources like rent and utility assistance. 

The reception opened with a welcome from event emcee WGN TV Anchor and Reporter Lourdes Duarte and included remarks from Latino Advisory Committee chair Clem Martin and Sister Joellen Tumas, Director of the Casa Catalina Basic Needs Center. A silent auction and raffle prizes helped make for a lively evening. 

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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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