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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.

Family & Parish Support Services

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We Help Strengthen & Support Individuals and Families


Family and Parish Support Services, in conjunction with Parishes throughout the Archdiocese, seek to stabilize and strengthen individuals and families in their journey toward self-sufficiency through a full array of services.

Our services cover the basic social and psychological needs of families, individuals, information and referral, casework, counseling, shelter services and specialized services for immigration and refugees.

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Did you Know?

  • 99% of those who received financial assistance (mortgage, rental and security deposit) through our Lake County Emergency Assistance Program maintained housing for at least six months

  • 3,200 individuals were assisted with immigration processes for family reunification, extensions of stay, replacement of permanent residence cards, work permits, naturalization certificates and other needs through our Immigration and Naturalization Services

  • 393 refugees in our Refugee Resettlement Program were resettled and assisted with individual and group orientation sessions, employment counseling and other supports

Peggy Arizzi
Vice President
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 655-7151
  Robert Haennicke
Associate Vice President
Cook County
Phone: (312) 655-7299
  Maureen Murphy
Associate Vice President
Lake County
Phone: (847) 782-4131

Ways to Change Lives


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