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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.

Youth Mentoring Services


Lake County

The Lake County Youth Mentorship Program: Connecting Kids with Great Role Models!

Catholic Charities is doing our part to support youth and help them deal with stress while social distancing. We are now using virtual platforms to ensure youth are connecting with volunteers who can help them reach their full potential. Our program matches youth ages 9-12 with volunteer mentors who can serve as positive role models, introduce youth to new experiences, and provide support and encouragement during difficult times. Mentors meet with their mentee on a weekly basis for at least 1 hour per week for a full calendar year. Our staff is here to support you every step of the way, and help you find fun and innovative ways to build your connection. All volunteers must live in Lake or Cook County, pass a thorough background check, complete the volunteer application and required training modules. Interested in becoming a mentor? Sign up for one of our online Volunteer Orientation Sessions to learn more:

Do you know a young person who needs a mentor?

Spending just a few hours a month with a mentor can have a lifelong impact on a young person. We are currently accepting applications for youth ages 9-12 who live in Lake County, have access to a computer, and feel comfortable communicating on virtual platforms like Zoom. For more information about how to get started, please email us at or call (847) 782-4224.

Contact us for our youth mentoring program

Submit this form for information about being a Volunteer Mentor or attending one of our Open Houses.

Ways to Change Lives


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