Need financial assistance?

First, see if you qualify: Rent, SNAP or Utility AssistanceThen Call



(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4000

Lake County

For all other Catholic Charities social services, please use the services tab on the website, email help at (recommended for fastest response) or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you.


Leadership Rooted in the Mission of Catholic Charities...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is governed by the Archbishop of Chicago, executive leadership and committees.

About Our Boards

Catholic Charities also benefits from the oversight and support of three separate boards: The Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors and the Junior Board. These Boards govern, advise and support Catholic Charities and its administration to fulfill our mission of serving the poor and advancing the organization’s core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.

View details of our governance hierarchy below.

Governance Hierarchy:

      Blase J. Cupich
Kathleen Donahue
      47 members:
    • Past Chairmen
    • Executive Committee
    • Standing Committee Chairs
Organizational Chart (click here to download).
      12 members
  • Audit
  • Benefits
  • Board Relations
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Investments
  • Latino Advisory
  • Legal Advisory
  • Nominating
  • Parish Outreach
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning
  • Veterans Support
  • Volunteer Support
  • (5) Service Area Advisory Boards
  • (6) Regional Advisory Boards
      More than 600 members representing 95 parishes in Cook and Lake counties
      More than 450 members



Ways to Change Lives


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