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Need financial assistance?

First, see if you qualify by using our online questionnaire:
Rent, SNAP or Utility AssistanceThen Call



(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.

Sample Parish Projects


Here are a few ideas that you and your parish can do to provide service in your community and help Catholic Charities.

  • Volunteer at one of our evening suppers
  • Help put together emergency food packages for our food pantries
  • Host a baby shower collecting much-needed baby items for young, low-income mothers
  • Participate in our annual Valentine's Day drive creating valentines for seniors in our care
  • Consider collecting donations for our programs in lieu of gifts at birthday parties for adults or children

More Ideas

You can help organize volunteer efforts for special projects such as:

  • Eagle Scout projects
  • Confirmation projects
  • Parish-wide service day activities
  • School service projects
  • Young adult or college alumni group activities
  • Senior groups



Ways to Change Lives


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