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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.
  • 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 amckernin@catholiccharities.net. 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.

The City Southwest Story: Building Our Community


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The City Southwest Regional Advisory Board invites you to join them for their 5th annual fundraising event, The City Southwest Story: Building Our Community, will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at St. Ignatius College Prep., 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago from 6:30-8:30p.m. The evening will celebrate the many faces of the people of our communities, entertainment by The Children’s Chicago Mariachi Project, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities City Southwest Regional Services. Reservations for this cocktail reception are $60 ($70 after May 20th). Contact Marilu Gonzalez, Regional Director at marigonzalez@catholiccharities.net or at (773) 349-8835.

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