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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.

Refugee Resettlement Services

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Refugee Resettlement Program

4823 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (312) 655-7856

For more than 40 years, Catholic Charities has helped refugees from around the world to call Chicago home. Each year, we resettle around 200 refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands due to war, terror, and persecution. Through our comprehensive case management, job development, and K-12 services--and with the invaluable assistance of our volunteers and community partners--we accompany our refugee clients as they transition to their new life in the U.S. and move towards self-sufficiency.

Your contribution helps refugees build peaceful and successful lives in the U.S.

Refugee Resettlement Program Fact Sheet

Our program offers assistance in adapting to a new environment for up to two years, providing a variety of services, including:

  • Securing housing and providing food, clothing, and household items; 
  • Applying for public benefits, Social Security cards, and State IDs; 
  • Scheduling required health screenings and addressing emergency health problems; 
  • Orienting them to public transportation; 
  • Developing family budgets; 
  • Enrolling the family in English classes; 
  • Providing cultural orientation; 
  • Ensuring children are enrolled in school and helping parents understand the U.S. education system; 
  • Developing relationships with employers to assist in job placement for refugees

Read about our Refugee Resettlement clients in the Chicago Tribune here.

Loom Chicago A social enterprise of the Refugee Resettlement program which provides refugee women from around the world the opportunity to create, market and sell, their handmade products as an additional source of income. LOOM Fact Sheet


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Programa de Reasentamiento de Refugiados

4802 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Teléfono: (312) 655-7856

Por más de 40 años, hemos estado ofreciendo servicios integrales de restablecimiento para refugiados procedentes de diversas regiones del  mundo durante su periodo de adaptación a un nuevo ambiente. Cada año, estos servicios ayudan a más de 200 personas a tener un mejor nivel de independencia y autosuficiencia. 

Nuestro programa ofrece asistencia en la adaptación a un nuevo entorno por un máximo de dos años, proporcionando una variedad de servicios, que incluyen: 
  • Asegurar la vivienda y alimentos, artículos del hogar y prendas de vestir
  • Solicitud de beneficios públicos, tarjetas de seguro social e identificación del Estado
  • Programación de exámenes de salud requeridos y ayuda para solucionar problemas de salud de emergencia
  • Orientación  para el transporte público
  • Desarrollo de los presupuestos familiares
  • Inscripción familiar en las clases de inglés
  • Proporcionar orientación cultural
  • Garantizar que los niños están inscritos en la escuela y ayudar a los padres a entender el sistema educativo de los Estados Unidos
  • Desarrollar relaciones con empresas de empleo para ayudar en la situación laboral de los refugiados
¡Por favor, haga clic aquí para donar al programa de restablecimiento de refugiados!

Loom Chicago

Una empresa social del programa de restablecimiento de refugiados, que proporciona a las mujeres de todo el mundo la oportunidad de crear, comercializar y vender sus productos hechos a mano como una fuente adicional de ingresos.

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