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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.

Child Welfare Residential Programs

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Maryville Academy *

Provides specialized services for children in the Chicagoland area. For more information, call (847) 294-1999.
* This program is a Catholic Charities affiliate.

Maryville Academy Crisis Nursery *

4015 N. Oak Park Avenue Bldg. B
Chicago, IL 60634

Phone: (773) 205-3600
Fax: (773) 205-3633
24 Hour Helpline (773) 205-3637

The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides short term care for children of families who are experiencing a severe disruptive crisis and/or are challenged with an urgent family matter. Children ages newborn through six years are provided with 24 hour emergency child care, up to 72 hours, in a safe and nurturing environment designed to protect them from experiences and environments that could harm them. Families may utilize the Maryville Crisis Nursery up to 30 days in a rolling calendar year at no cost. The Maryville Crisis Nursery provides families with immediate support, counseling, and referrals to community resources for extended services.
* This program is a Catholic Charities affiliate.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls *

Phone: (312) 738-7560

Mercy Home is a long-term residential home for children between the ages of 11 and 21, many of whom have been abused, neglected or abandoned. In addition to providing comfortable living arrangements, counseling, tutoring and mentoring services are offered.
* This program is a Catholic Charities affiliate.



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Programas Residenciales para el Bienestar Infantil


Academia Maryville *

1150 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Ofrece servicios especializados para niños en el área de Chicago. Para obtener más información, llame al (847) 294-1999
* Este es un programa afiliado de Caridades Católicas


Guardería de Crisis  de la Academia Maryville *

4015 N. Oak Park Avenue Bldg. B
Chicago, IL 60634
Teléfono: (773) 205-3600
Fax: (773) 205-3633
Línea de ayuda 24 horas: (773) 205-3637

La Guardería de Crisis de Maryville proporciona atención a corto plazo para los niños de las familias que están pasando por una crisis severa y/o se enfrentan el reto de un asunto familiar urgente. Niños recién nacidos hasta los seis años de edad cuentan con 24 horas de cuidado infantil de emergencia, y hasta 72 horas, en un ambiente seguro y adecuado para el desarrollo diseñado para protegerlos de experiencias y ambientes que les puedan hacer daño. Las familias pueden utilizar la Guardería de Crisis Maryville hasta 30 días dentro de un año calendario rodante de forma gratuita. La guardería de crisis Maryville ofrece a las familias un apoyo inmediato, asesoramiento y referencias a recursos comunitarios para la ampliación de servicios.
* Este es un programa afiliado de Caridades Católicas


Hogar Mercy Para Niños y Niñas *

Teléfono: (312) 738-7560

Campo de Niños:
1140 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60643

Campo de Niñas:
11600 South Longwood
Chicago, IL 60643

Hogar Quille (Rogers Park):
6608 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626

Hogar Mercy es una residencia a largo plazo para niños entre las edades de 11 y 21 años de edad, muchos de los cuales han sido abusados, descuidados o abandonados. Además de proporcionar arreglos de viviendas confortables, asesoramiento, servicios  de tutoría y  orientación son ofrecidos.
* Este es un programa afiliado de Caridades Católicas

Ways to Change Lives


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