Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, non-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting more than one million people in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background.
92 cents of every dollar we raise goes directly to our programs.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities. By providing food, clothing, shelter, counseling and other services to those in need we bring hope to the hopeless. Our clients can access a comprehensive network of services that range from food pantries to mental health counseling, affordable housing, senior services, and everything in between. Our programs are organized into five service areas which cover human needs from “cradle to grave” and every point in between.
Our goal is to help each client become as self-sufficient as possible.
Poverty and Hunger
Homelessness & Housing