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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.

Domestic Violence

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Community Casework and Counseling and Domestic Violence

1800 N. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60622
Intake: (312) 655-7725

 Provides counseling and case management services to families and individuals who are experiencing a wide range of social and personal problems affecting their ability to cope, including homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and addiction, sexual abuse, a trauma such as suicide, family issues related to aging parents, homicide, disability, illness such as HIV/ AIDS incest, and parent-child issues.

Domestic Violence Services Fact Sheet

Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA)

721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
Intake: (312) 948-6821

Attorneys offer clients basic legal advice and referral services via a telephone hotline, monthly advice desks at Catholic Charities Evening Supper Program, and in person. Clients in need of legal representation may be placed with a volunteer attorney from CCLA’s Pro Bono Network or directed to a legal aid organization. Legal educational seminars are also offered. Services are free and available in Spanish.


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Servicios Comunitarios y Consejería

1800 N. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60622
Teléfono de admisión: (312)655-7725

Ofrece   asesoramiento   profesional   y   servicios   de administración  de  casos  a  familias  e  individuos  que están experimentando una gran variedad de problemas sociales y personales, que afectan su habilidad de hacerles frente, incluyendo la falta de vivienda, violencia familiar, abuso de sustancias y addición, abuso sexual, un trauma como el suicidio, cuestiones familiares relacionadas con los padres envejeciendo, homicidio, discapacidad, enfermedades como el VIH/ SIDA, incesto y problemas entre padres e hijos.

Asistencia Legal de Caridades Católicas (CCLA)

721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
Teléfono de admisión: (312) 948-6821

Abogados ofrecen a clientes asesoría legal básica y servicios de referencia a través de una línea de ayuda, escritorios de asesoría legal mensuales en los programas de Cenas por Las Tardes de Caridades Católicas, y en persona. Clientes  que  necesitan  representación legal pueden ser puestos en contacto con un abogado voluntario de la Red Pro Bono de CCLA.

Ways to Change Lives


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