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HIV/AIDS Services & Ministry

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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.

SUFFERING IS PAINFUL FOR ALL
UNDERSTANDING HELPS CUSHION THE FALL
PATIENCE CAN SOMETIMES SAVE ALL BY SHARING
TELLING OTHERS THE PAIN AND SHARING.
HIV IS NOT A GAME
AND IT DOESN’T EVEN RECOGNIZE YOUR NAME.
SO TRY TO GO ABOUT WITH EASE
SO YOU WILL NOT CATCH THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE.
GETTING TESTED IS ONE OF THE WAYS TO KEEP OTHERS PROTECTED
SO PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET TESTED!
KNOWING THAT SOMEONE GAVE YOU THIS DISEASE IS HARD.
USE PROTECTION AS YOUR GUARD.

Thoughts on HIV/AIDS shared by a former 7th grader at St. Catherine of Siena—St. Lucy School, Oak Park

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Phone: (312) 655-7525
Email: donations@catholiccharities.net 
Mail:
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654