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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.

Fundraising and Art of Caring

In 2019, we celebrated the 30th Annual Art of Caring, having raised over $5.8 million during those 30 years of “Compassion with Purpose.” Our signature annual fundraiser, the largest for Catholic Charities in Lake County, brings together civic, philanthropic and community donors to support Catholic Charities and its critical programs and services in Lake County. Just this past year, more than 60,000 Lake County individuals were assisted, regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender, as a result of the generosity of our donors.

The Women’s Board’s mission of fundraising remains at the forefront of all of our efforts, and our goal is to grow and enhance our fundraising abilities every year. All members of our Women’s Board are required to participate in fundraising through their time, talents and resources, including, but not limited to, volunteering on one of the many Art of Caring committees, taking advantage of sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, procuring items for our live auction, purchasing raffle tickets, and attending the event.

Women's Board of Lake County Services:

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