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First, see if you qualify: Rent, SNAP or Utility AssistanceThen Call



(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4000

Lake County

For all other Catholic Charities social services, please use the services tab on the website, email help at (recommended for fastest response) or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you.


Leadership ~ Compassion with Purpose

With the vision of our founding members, leaders on our Women's Board guide a passionate and dedicated group of volunteers to reach toward the goal of helping every vulnerable man, woman, and child in Lake County through the programs and services of Catholic Charities.

Honorary Board Members

 Past Board Presidents

 2019/2020 Women's Board Leadership

Our membership strives to represent the spirit of our founders, in particular, Irene Leahy McMahon. Irene’s ardent volunteerism, professional and civic contributions, and most importantly her kind and loving manner reverberate throughout our Board. Each year at our signature benefit, Art of Caring, the Irene Leahy McMahon award is presented to a Women’s Board member who has given unselfishly of her time and talents to Women’s Board activities and to Catholic Charities. This level of commitment exemplifies Irene’s dedication to Catholic Charities and represents a continuation of Irene’s legacy.

 Irene Leahy McMahon Award Recipients

Women's Board of Lake County Services:

Ways to Change Lives


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