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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 amckernin@catholiccharities.net. 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.

Legal Services


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Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA)

721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
Intake: (312) 948-6821

Attorneys offer clients basic legal advice and referral services via a telephone hotline, monthly advice desks at Catholic Charities Evening Supper Program, and in person. Clients in need of legal representation may be placed with a volunteer attorney from CCLA’s Pro Bono Network or directed to a legal aid organization. Legal educational seminars are also offered. Services are free and available in Spanish.

Immigration and Naturalization Services

205 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 427-7078 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Evaluates and provides assistance to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents in the immigration process involving family reunification applications. Also assist in completing applications for extensions of visitor’s visas, religious workers, work permits, replacement/renewal of permanent residence cards, naturalization/citizenship, and inquiries for status of cases at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices, as well as, American embassies/consulates abroad. 
 
Additional locations:

Maryville Academy
1150 North River Rd., #102, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (Mulcahey Building Entrance 200)
Phone: (847) 375-8831 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Days: Wednesday

West Regional Office
1400 South Austin Blvd., Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 329-4031 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Melrose Park
1115 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Pk. IL 60060
Phone: (312)427-7078 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Days: Wednesday

Fr. Gary Graf Immigrant Center
510 10th St., Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 782-4225 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Waukegan
671 S. Lewis, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 782-4225 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


 

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Servicios Legales

Asistencia Legal de Caridades Católicas (CCLA)

721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
Teléfono de admisión: (312) 948-6821

Abogados ofrecen a clientes asesoría legal básica y servicios de referencia a través de una línea de ayuda, escritorios de asesoría legal mensuales en los programas de Cenas por Las Tardes de Caridades Católicas, y en persona. Clientes  que  necesitan  representación legal pueden ser puestos en contacto con un abogado voluntario de la Red Pro Bono de CCLA o dirigidos a otra organización de asistencia legal. Seminarios educativos también son ofrecidos. Los servicios son gratuitos y están disponibles en español.

Servicios de Inmigración y Naturalización 

205 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60606
Teléfono: (312) 427-7078 de 2 p.m. a 4 p.m.

Evalúa y proporciona asistencia a los ciudadanos estadounidenses y residentes permanentes legales en el proceso de inmigración en relación a solicitudes de reunificación familiar. Ayuda a completar aplicaciones para extensiones de visas de visitante, trabajadores religiosos, permisos de trabajo, sustitución/renovación de tarjetas de residencia permanente, naturalización/ ciudadanía, y consultas del estado de los casos en las oficinas de los Servicios de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de los EE.UU. (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés), así como en las embajadas/ consulados estadounidenses en el extranjero.   
 
Ubicaciones adicionales:

Academia Maryville
1150 North River Rd., #102, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (Edificio Mulcahey Entrada 200)
Teléfono: (847) 375-8831 de 1:30 p.m. a 4 p.m. 
Días: miércoles 

Oficina Regional del Oeste
1400 South Austin Blvd., Cicero, IL 60804
Teléfono: (708) 329-4031 de 1:30 p.m. a 4 p.m. 
Días: lunes, martes, jueves, y viernes

Melrose Park
1115 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Pk. IL 60060
Teléfono: (312) 427-7078 de 1:30 p.m. a 4 p.m. 
Días: miércoles

Centro del Inmigrante Padre Gary Graf 
510 10th St., Waukegan, IL 60085
Teléfono: (847) 782-4225 de 1:30 p.m. a 4 p.m.

Waukegan
671 S. Lewis, Waukegan, IL 60085
Teléfono: (847) 782-4225 de 1:30 p.m. a 4 p.m.



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