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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.


Leadership Rooted in the Mission of Catholic Charities...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is governed by the Archbishop of Chicago, executive leadership and committees.

About Our Boards

Catholic Charities also benefits from the oversight and support of three separate boards: The Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors and the Junior Board. These Boards govern, advise and support Catholic Charities and its administration to fulfill our mission of serving the poor and advancing the organization’s core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.

View details of our governance hierarchy below.

Governance Hierarchy:

      Blase J. Cupich
Kathleen Donahue
      47 members:
    • Past Chairmen
    • Executive Committee
    • Standing Committee Chairs
Organizational Chart (click here to download).
      12 members
  • Audit
  • Benefits
  • Board Relations
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Investments
  • Latino Advisory
  • Legal Advisory
  • Nominating
  • Parish Outreach
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning
  • Veterans Support
  • Volunteer Support
  • (5) Service Area Advisory Boards
  • (6) Regional Advisory Boards
      More than 600 members representing 95 parishes in Cook and Lake counties
      More than 450 members



Ways to Change Lives


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