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South-Southwest Region


 About this Region
We are excited to announce that our South and Southwest offices merged into a central location that is more easily accessible to the more than 25,000 south-southwest community residents served each year. All our programs are designed to work with the strengths of our clients to aid them in their journey toward self-sufficiency. If you need assistance, would like to get involved, or have any questions, please contact our new offices. If you are located in the south region, please call (708) 333-8379. For the southwest region, please call (708) 430-0428.
 Areas Served
The South Region includes: Burnham, Dixmoor, East Hazel Crest, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Markham, Phoenix, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Calumet Park, Riverdale, Blue Island, Posen, Robbins, Dolton, Calumet City, South Holland, Lansing, Thornton, Glenwood, Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Richton Park, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills, and Harvey.

The Southwest Region includes: Lemont, Willow Springs, Justice, Summit, Argo, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Burbank, Hometown, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Alsip, Midlothian/Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Park, Palos Heights, and Palos Hills.
 Services
Food pantry, suppers, and food supplements
Case work and counseling
Employment services
Veterans services
Parenting, childcare and adoption
Senior assistance
Housing and transitional housing
Retired priest housing
Public benefits screenings
Alcohol/drug abuse assessment and prevention
Hospital transition
Referrals
Emergency assistance
Access to all Catholic Charities assistance programs

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Heavyweight Boxer Fres Oquendo Donates Winter Clothing to Help Puerto Rican Evacuees
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Communications
On Tuesday, December 19, #1 ranked WBA heavyweight boxer Fres “Fast Fres” Oquendo unloaded a truck of winter clothing and coats he and singer Daddy Yankee collected for people impacted by Hurricane Maria in their homeland of Puerto Rico. Due to the overwhelming generosity of their fans, they decided to pay it forward with donations which help evacuees seeking assistance at the City of Chicago's Humboldt Park Multi-Agency Resource Center. They selected Catholic Charities as the beneficiary of the donation.

Over the course of three months, Oquendo collected donations to fill more than 27 trucks to help the people of Puerto Rico. Oquendo donated 17 pallets of winter clothing, coats, and boots to Catholic Charities to distribute to Hurricane Maria evacuees who are now living in Chicago. Catholic Charities will distribute the items at the Humboldt Park Field House Multi-Agency Resource Center.

The resource center was established to assist the hundreds of people from Puerto Rico who have left the island following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Since opening its doors the resource center has assisted 1,157 people in connecting them to resources including food, shelter, clothing, and FEMA assistance.

Click here to see photos from this special day.
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South-Southwest Region:

12731 S. Wood Street
Blue Island, IL 60406

South Phone: (708) 333-8379
Southwest Phone: (708) 430-0428

Christopher L. Torres
South-Southwest Regional Director
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