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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.

Substance Abuse

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Substance Use Disorder Services

Addiction Counseling and Education Services (ACES)

Intake: 312-655-7725
Catholic Charities Addiction Counseling and Education Services (ACES) is a DASA licensed provider of Level 1 (outpatient) and 2.1 (intensive outpatient) substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents (ages 12 and up). Services available in Marquette Park at 2601 W. Marquette near 67th and Western across from Holy Cross Hospital and at 721 N. LaSalle. To schedule an intake assessment please call our intake line at 312 655 7725. We can accept clients without insurance.

We also offer day and evening anger management classes which meet court requirements, non DUI court substance abuse evaluations, smoking cessation group and a 12 step meetings on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in Marquette Park.

We provide caring, trauma informed services, utilizing evidence based practices, in both English and Spanish. Our program offers holistic care with comprehensive case management included. ACES now has funding for the uninsured.

2017 ACES Fact Sheet.pdf
Substance Abuse.pdf
Substance Abuse- Spanish.pdf
AA Meeting Schedule.pdf
Anger Management Flyer.pdf
Anger Management Flyer - Spanish.pdf
Smoking Cessation Group.pdf

Central States Institute of Addiction

Services provided at various sites.
Scheduling Center: (312) 948-6001

2017 Central States Institute of Addiction Fact Sheet

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Services (ADES)
Located within the Cook County Court Districts, this program evaluates driving under the influence (DUI) offenders referred by the Cook County Court, the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office as well as out-of-county/state jurisdictions. 

Alcohol and Drug Screening Services (ADSS)
Toxicology testing services to determine illicit drug use, utilizing a six-panel drug screen, and other analyses, depending on the needs of the referral source, which currently include, the Circuit Court of Cook County, private sector entities and affiliated programs at Catholic Charities involved in a drug-free workplace environment or upon court order. Locations include Bridgeview, Chicago, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, Markham and Skokie.

Community Casework and Counseling & Domestic Violence

1800 N. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60622
Intake: (312) 655-7725

Provides counseling and case management services to families and individuals who are experiencing a wide range of social and personal problems affecting their ability to cope, including homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and addiction, sexual abuse, a trauma such as suicide, family issues related to aging parents, homicide, disability, illness such as HIV/AIDS, incest, and parent-child issues. 


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Abuso de Sustancias

Servicios de Asesoramiento y Educación de Adicción (ACES)

Teléfono de admisión: (312) 655-7725

Asesoramiento en forma individual, de pareja o grupal, está disponible para adultos de 18 años o mayores, que han sido afectados negativamente por problemas relacionados con el abuso de sustancias, ya sea de sí mismos o de un individuo cercano a ellos. Información y referencias para recursos apropiados, asesoramiento ambulatorio para adictos en recuperación y alcohólicos y/o sus familias, presentaciones comunitarias educativas/informativas también están disponibles.

Instituto de Adicción de los Estados Centrales

Servicios proporcionados en varias ubicaciones.
Información: (312) 948-6001

Servicios de Evaluación de Alcohol y Drogas (ADES)
Ubicado dentro del Tribunal del Circuito del Condado de Cook, evalúa la conducción bajo la influencia (DUI, por sus siglas en inglés) de infractores referidos por el Tribunal del Condado de Cook, la Oficina del Secretario del Estado además de jurisdicciones fuera del condado/estado. 

Servicios de Detección de Alcohol y Drogas (ADSS)
Servicios de pruebas de toxicología para determinar el consumo de drogas ilícitas, utilizando un examen de drogas de seis paneles y otros análisis, dependiendo de las necesidades de la fuente de referencia, las cuales actualmente incluyen, el Tribunal del Circuito del Condado de Cook, entidades del sector privado, y programas afiliados con Caridades Católicas que participan en los ambientes de trabajo libres de drogas o por orden judicial. Las ubicaciones participantes incluyen Bridgeview, Chicago, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, Markham y Skokie.

Servicios Comunitarios y Consejería y Violencia Doméstica

1800 N. Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60622
Teléfono de admisión: (312) 655-7725

Ofrece asesoramiento profesional y servicios de administración de casos a familias e individuos que están experimentando una gran variedad de problemas sociales y personales, que afectan su habilidad de enfrentarlos, incluyendo la falta de vivienda, violencia familiar, abuso de sustancias y adicción, abuso sexual, un trauma como el suicidio, cuestiones familiares relacionadas con los padres envejeciendo, homicidio, discapacidad, enfermedades como el VIH/SIDA, incesto, y problemas entre padres e hijos. 

Ways to Change Lives


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