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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.

Community Development & Outreach Services


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We Help Strengthen & Support Communities


We assist individuals, families and communities in the provision of services which support and enhance growth and development in the areas of community nutrition programs, youth development, employment and training, health promotion, community educational intervention and outreach initiatives and social enterprises.

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Did you Know?

  • More than 20 million meals were provided through community nutrition programs, including Senior Mother and Child Nutrition Program (SMCNP) food packages, Women Infants and Children (WIC) food coupons, Summer Food and school year programs, meals at senior centers, and home-delivered meals for seniors

  • 355 youth participated in 181,215 hours of professional development training this year
  • We partnered with Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program to assist 1,836 households with professional tax services that resulted in $3,439, 292 in tax returns to those households
  • Youth from the youth employment program in partnership with CPS helped relocate books, furniture and supplies from 50 closing schools to welcoming schools

  • We received official licensing for our painting enterprise (now Veterans Independent Painting) and launched a new social enterprise Crisp Mobile Produce

Gina Cleggs
Vice President
721 N. Lasalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 655-7330

Diane Nunley
Associate Vice President
Phone: (773) 729-3912
Alma Pat Mosley
CDOS Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (312) 655-7668

Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654