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COVID-19 Services/Response:

Our thanks to the remarkable staff, partners, donors, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of those least able to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We are in your debt.

Service Update:

  • For urgent needs, please call 312-655-7700
  • Meals to go are available at Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers. Catholic Charities has suspended all senior group activities and adult day care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our home care services continue, and are following a more sophisticated protocol as there are seniors who have no one to drop off groceries and provide basic hygiene assistance.
  • Food pantries and evening meal programs will continue to provide food depending on supplies and safe distribution protocols. Please check under Our Services/Emergency Services for locations and phone numbers.
  • Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call your case worker or program contact if you need assistance.

How You Can Help:
Due to COVID-19 exposure risks, we are unable to take donations of clothing or food from individuals or groups at this time.  

  • Please consider a contribution. The need for financial assistance and program support for those who were only just making ends meet will grow significantly with lost wages and other impact from the pandemic.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, or bleach wipes are needed and can be dropped at any Catholic Charities location. 
  • When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose Catholic Charities so we might benefit from your purchase. 
  • Volunteers needed to pack food at pantries.  If you are not in a high risk category and are willing to help, please email Andrew McKernin at Protective gear provided. Health protocols enforced. 
  • Thank the human service workers, first responders, and grocery/gas station/coffee vendors in your life and when you see them in action.

For more information on COVID19, visit the CDC website.

Board of Directors 


General Information

The Board of Directors has 47 members from diverse and accomplished backgrounds who often have deep and strong relationships with Catholic Charities. The primary governance responsibility rests with the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. Since 1917, the Board has established subcommittees/standing committees providing support, advocacy and expertise to Catholic Charities. The 26 members of the Board of Directors currently sit as Chairpersons of our 26 Board Standing Committees, serving both administrative and program-related needs.


Members of the Board of Directors

Linda C. Abbott
Kathleen M. Almaney
John J. Burke, Jr.
Richard W. Burke, Sr.
Mary M. Carlson
Charles F. Clarke, Jr.
Kevin W. Cleary
Kathleen Donahue
Mary S. Feeley
James R. Figliulo
Martha FitzGerald
Louis J. Glunz III
William L. Hardy
John J. Hartman
David R. Hoese
Mark A. Hoppe  
Benjamin Jagoe
Michael P. Kendall
Judith M. Kendzior
Gerard Kenny
Janice R. Klich
William L. Lamey, Jr.
Ronald P. Laurent
Christopher E. Lawler

Eileen Burns Lerum
Joseph F. Luby
John J. Lynch, Jr.
Dennis A. Marks
Clement V. Martin
Brian Masterson
David K. McHugh
Robert P. McNeill
Rene Medina
Michael L. Monticello
Lawrence P. Morris
David Muhlenkamp
Charles W. Mulaney, Jr.
Carolyn Mulaney
Mark L. Noetzel
Timothy Richards
Timothy J. Rivelli
James M. Ryan
Michael Ryan
Michael Y. Scudder, Jr.
Leonard E. Wiatr
Anne Kelly Williams
Jude P. Zwick



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