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.

Sample Parish Projects


Here are a few ideas that you and your parish can do to provide service in your community and help Catholic Charities.

  • Volunteer at one of our evening suppers
  • Help put together emergency food packages for our food pantries
  • Host a baby shower collecting much-needed baby items for young, low-income mothers
  • Participate in our annual Valentine's Day drive creating valentines for seniors in our care
  • Consider collecting donations for our programs in lieu of gifts at birthday parties for adults or children

More Ideas

You can help organize volunteer efforts for special projects such as:

  • Eagle Scout projects
  • Confirmation projects
  • Parish-wide service day activities
  • School service projects
  • Young adult or college alumni group activities
  • Senior groups