Catholic Charities Administrative Offices - (312) 655-7700.

Catholic Charities Social Services - email, or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you. Call volume is extremely high so email is recommended if you are unable to find what you need on the web site.

Need financial assistance?

First, see if you qualify by using our online questionnaire: Rent, SNAP or Utility AssistanceThen Call



(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4000

Lake County

100th Anniversary Book 

Since our founding in 1917, Catholic Charities has been a beacon of light and hope for the most vulnerable in our communities. Travel back to the founding of the agency, when a group of prominent businessmen were called together by Archbishop Mundelein to coordinate charitable care in the archdiocese. You’ll journey through the decades with beautiful photos, interviews and historical accounts of the agency’s growth and transformations to the present day, including highlights of the agency’s 100th Anniversary celebrations. You will treasure this beautiful hard cover coffee table style book and feel inspired by the work of the region’s largest social service agency.


Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
PO Box 7154
Carol Stream, IL 60197-7154