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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.
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
Emergency assistance
Access to all Catholic Charities assistance programs

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Artists Needed by June 1 for Annual Gala of the Arts
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by Communications
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Midwest’s largest social services agency, is searching for artists of all mediums to make a difference for Chicagoans in need via their Emergency Assistance Program. 

Artwork is needed for the nonprofit’s 17th Annual Gala of the Arts at the historic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on Friday, September 7. Gala of the Arts attracts more than 600 of Chicago’s most philanthropic civic and community leaders. The Gala will be hosted by chair couple Dennis & Kristina Kelleher and emceed by Peggy Kusinski of NBC5. 

Gala of the Arts is a creative way to gain exposure among art lovers and make a difference at the same time. Artists will also be provided with a dedicated area to meet with and interact with potential buyers. Artists donate at least 50 percent of their art sales to benefit Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Programs.

Artists interested in participating for this year's Gala, are directed to please contact Andrea Young, Event Assistant, at or (312) 655-7912. Applications to exhibit at Gala of the Arts are due on June 1. 

Last year’s Art Show & Sale of the Gala features original artwork, photographs and giclee productions by locally and nationally recognized artists including Cousandra Armstrong, Alecia Bern, Jacqueline Blatchford, Constance Coulty, Charlotte Cziperle, Tome DeMint, Dennis Downers, Thomas Gianni, Scott Gustafson, Clara Hamlin, Jason E. Jones, Thomas Masters, Mark McMahon, Kathleen Newman, Dennis O’Malley, Linda Roxe, John Suebert and James Wilbat. 

Proceeds from Gala of the Arts directly help to give people in need in the communities where you live and work a chance to move from helplessness to self-sufficiency, with 92 cents of every dollar going directly to programming and services.  The Emergency Assistance Program provides a safe place for people to go to find emergency shelter, emergency financial assistance, food, clothing, short-term case management, and referrals for long-term help. Last year, the Emergency Assistance Department served 1.8 million meals through eight food pantries and screened nearly 1,200 people for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The department also received 74,000 requests for rent and utility assistance. Without the assistance provided by Catholic Charities, some of the most vulnerable people in our area would have nowhere else to turn for basic human needs. | Return

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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
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