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(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4100

Lake County

Catholic Charities Administrative Offices - (312) 655-7000.

Catholic Charities Social Services - email, or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you. Call volume is extremely high so email is recommended if you are unable to find what you need on the web site.

Counseling Support Line - (312) 948-6951, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

To donate to our work by phone, call (312) 948-6087. Every gift helps someone in need.

Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence

Catholic Charities offers a variety of programs to assist victims/survivors of domestic violence (DV). Callers will be greeted by trained intake professionals who offer compassionate, culturally sensitive information to aid a caller’s decision-making. We link people and extend a warm handoff, if immediate shelter is needed. Catholic Charities offers two secure transitional housing residences, for women and children to reside in, as they recover and rebuild their lives. At these residences, and in our Outpatient Services, victims/survivors can find counseling, case management, group support, and access to other Catholic Charities programs and services. Services are offered in English and in Spanish. Victims/survivors and their children are provided with opportunities to regain their dignity and independence, and move toward a safer, happier future. We also create greater awareness about DV to prevent its occurrence in the communities we serve. To learn more, or if you NEED HELP: 

Transitional Housing

In Cook County
Catholic Charities House of Good Shepherd 
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM
In Lake County 
Catholic Charities House of Peace 
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Outpatient Services

In Cook and Lake Counties
These are open to residents of Cook and Lake counties, and include the Westside Expansion Program, a supplemental program established through a grant from the Archdiocese of Chicago
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

After hours and on weekends, call the 
Illinois Domestic Violence 24-Hour Assistance Hotline: 1-877-863-6338

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.

Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
PO Box 7154
Carol Stream, IL 60197-7154