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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced last week that the Cook County Justice Advisory Council was awarding Catholic Charities a grant of $250,000 to provide services to pregnant and postpartum women and their young children. Such services include counseling, parenting skills, drug treatment, job placement and medical care.

Read more on the Cook County Justice Advisory Council page here.

Our Lake County regional services is hosting a Fall Community Job Fair later this month!

Here are a few of our vendors. Why not "fall" into a new job with them?

Allied Universal
Catholic Charities
Cracker Barrel Gurnee
European Service at Home, Inc.
Express Employment Professionals
FedEx Ground
Goodwill Great Lakes
Lakeside Transportation
Lifecare Home Health and In-home Services
Salvation Army Waukegan Corps
Pace Suburban Bus
Topline Transportation Co.
Staffing Network
Employee Connections, Inc.


Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Catholic Charities – The Community Center, 914 8th St, Waukegan, IL 60085

All are welcome! Business casual attire is recommended. Bring plenty of resume copies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION; Call (847) 782-4149
“Under Monsignor Boland’s leadership, Catholic Charities and its programs have grown significantly.  As the largest Catholic Charities organization in the country, and one of the largest social service providers in the Midwest, it assists more than one million people of all faiths and none each year.  Monsignor Boland has been recognized and honored for his skill, dedication, innovation and compassion both in Chicago and nationally.” - Dr. Janice Klich, chair of the Catholic Charities Board

On September 19, 2019 the south-southwest regional office of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosted a forum on human trafficking. With more than 100 guests in attendance, eight organizations spoke about their missions to help victims and educate the public about how and why this type of exploitation is so destructive. The group included:

Amy Alvarado, Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Anne Polencheck, New Name Executive Director
Pastor Esther Holiday, House of Glory for All Nations Church (Morris, IL)
Cassandra Ma, Reclaim 13 Executive Director
Laura Ng, MSW, Traffic Free Executive Director
Sister Peggy Quinn, OSF, Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)
Paula Myer-Besler, Selah Freedom National Director of Advocacy and Awareness
Brenda Myers-Powell, The Dreamcatcher Foundation Co-Founder & Executive Director

Special thanks to Nancy Mott, a member of Catholic Charities southwest parish outreach committee for organizing this event.
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