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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.



Elida Hernandez, Associate Chief Financial Officer
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 655-7326
Kristen Koeppe, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (312) 655-7282
Beth Seaman, Director of Finance
Phone: (312) 948-6520

The Department of Finance oversees cash management departments including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Corporate Accounting and Payroll and Vehicle Management. Prepares and monitors balance sheet. Facilitates and prepares schedules for agency-wide financial audits.

Accounts Receivable Department
Responsible for processing cash receipts and deposits. Prepares and analyzes Accounts Receivable aging reports.

Accounts Payable Department
Responsible for maintaining and processing vendor related records including invoices and credit memos. Processes and disburses approved payments to vendors. Prepares, files and distributes 1099 Misc. forms to the IRS on an annual basis.

Corporate Accounting Department
Performs cash management and prepares and maintains all accounting records for bank accounts, fixed assets, investments, bond-related debt and restricted funds.

Payroll Department
Maintains and processes all payroll information and distributes paychecks to Catholic Charities employees on a semi-monthly basis. Ensures payroll-related tax filings are completed and filed on a quarterly and annual basis.

Administrative Controller
Prepares and monitors budgets for Administration and Development divisions. Responsible for the accounting and allocating of agency-wide costs including: employee health and retirement benefits, shared occupancy costs, telephone, copier costs as well as agency fleet costs. Handles all affiliate billings.