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Need financial assistance?

First, see if you qualify by using our online questionnaire:
Rent, SNAP or Utility AssistanceThen Call



(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4100

Lake County

Catholic Charities Administrative Offices - (312) 655-7000.

Catholic Charities Social Services - email, or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you. Call volume is extremely high so email is recommended if you are unable to find what you need on the web site.

Counseling Support Line - (312) 948-6951, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

To donate to our work by phone, call (312) 948-6087. Every gift helps someone in need.

Family & Parish Support Services

Get Help Now! (312) 655-7700

We Help Strengthen & Support Individuals and Families


Family and Parish Support Services, in conjunction with Parishes throughout the Archdiocese, seek to stabilize and strengthen individuals and families in their journey toward self-sufficiency through a full array of services.

Our services cover the basic social and psychological needs of families, individuals, information and referral, casework, counseling, shelter services and specialized services for immigration and refugees.

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Did you Know?

  • 99% of those who received financial assistance (mortgage, rental and security deposit) through our Lake County Emergency Assistance Program maintained housing for at least six months

  • 3,200 individuals were assisted with immigration processes for family reunification, extensions of stay, replacement of permanent residence cards, work permits, naturalization certificates and other needs through our Immigration and Naturalization Services

  • 393 refugees in our Refugee Resettlement Program were resettled and assisted with individual and group orientation sessions, employment counseling and other supports

Peggy Arizzi
Vice President
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 655-7151
  Robert Haennicke
Associate Vice President
Cook County
Phone: (312) 655-7299
  Maureen Murphy
Associate Vice President
Lake County
Phone: (847) 782-4131

Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
PO Box 7154
Carol Stream, IL 60197-7154