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Catholic Charities sees the face of God in those in need. By providing food, clothing, shelter and counseling, they bring hope to the hopeless in the city of Chicago and its suburbs.
Catholic Charities: All about help and just about everywhere. Catholic Charities is in your neighborhood. With more than 150 programs at more than 160 locations across Cook and Lake counties, they help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Last year they touched the lives of more than 1 million parents, children, seniors and individuals, helping them through hard times.
Only 8 cents of every dollar donated goes toward their administrative expenses; the rest goes directly to help clients. While Catholic Charities raises funds separately from the Archdiocese of Chicago, they serve as the social service arm of the church. When clients seek help from Catholic Charities—whether for emergency assistance or for another type of help—they enter into a network with services that range from counseling to job training to immunization linkage.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
While Catholic Charities is a faith-based organization, this is what they say about their mission: “Our mission isn’t Catholic — it’s human. Our assistance programs are as diverse and nondenominational as our volunteer family and the people we all serve.” To learn more about the many possible ways you can volunteer with Catholic Charities, visit their web site and click “Get Involved.”