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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.

Your gift will help a person or family in need overcome a crisis and give then the tools they need to rebuild their life.

Give hope and encouragement to people from our community who are working to overcome some of life's most difficult circumstances.

Maximize your impact

Your gift will be matched!
  • The Retirement Research Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar, the first $5,000 donated to our #GivingTuesday campaign. The match will support the seniors we serve.
  • The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County will match new and increased gifts up to $10,000. This match will support the health and well-being of individuals and families in Lake County.
Monthly "Giving Tuesday" Gift
Please consider making every first Tuesday of the month a "Giving Tuesday" by setting up a monthly gift to Catholic Charities. Your monthly support will provide dependable funding that we can rely on when caring for those in need. Monthly gifts can be set up both by using the Donate Now link below or through PayPal. 

Start your own fundraiser
Set up your own fundraiser by clicking "Fundraise for Us" below. Create an account, share our story with family, friends and colleagues and watch your impact grow.  You will be notified every time someone makes a donation and every gift you help us receive will be matched.


Make a difference now!

To mail a check, use our bank lockbox: Catholic Charities - 75 Remittance Dr Dept 1623 Chicago, IL 60675-1623
To give from your Donor-Advised fund click here.
Instructions to make a gift of stock can be found here.

If you prefer to give by phone or want more information please call Marta Janur, Associate Director of Annual Fund at (312) 948-6087.


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