We are a faith-based organization providing service to people in need
and calling others of good will to do the same.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet provides food and travel vouchers; clothing and furniture vouchers; financial assistance for prescription medication; rent/mortgage assistance; and information/referral to other community resources.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet provides many programs and services to help the senior population within our Aging and Disabilities division. These services offer Options Counseling, Information & Assistance, Care Coordination, Crisis Intervention and volunteer opportunities for older adults and persons with disabilities. Caregiver programming is provided to support family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren.
Shelter / Alternative Housing
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet provides a variety of housing programs for individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk, including transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and more. These programs are designed to maximize self-sufficiency.
Mobile Food Pantry
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet has partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program to provide food distribution to under-served areas, where there is little access to food assistance. The Food Bank has two Mobile Pantry trucks that have nine bays, six of which are refrigerated, and can hold up to 9,000 pounds of food. Every distribution includes frozen meat, a valuable source of protein, fresh produce, bread, and nutritious non-perishable items, as well as cleaning items when available. Each Mobile Pantry distribution visit lasts two hours and can provide nutritious food to as many as 300 families.
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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) volunteer to help at their Lombard office. This volunteer will assist the Emergency Services Case Manager with intakes and assessments of potential program participants; make appropriate referrals and recommendations for clients as needed; respond to walk-in clients; provide clients with…
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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet currently has funds available to assist residents of DuPage County who are struggling to meet their medical needs by covering costs of their prescriptions. Please call 630-495-8008 to make an appointment with a case manager to determine eligibility.
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The DuPage Human Race is a 5K Fitness Run/Walk fundraiser event, supporting 50+ local charities, including Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet The DuPage Human Race® is a feel-good, family & pet-friendly community event where walkers & runners can designate Catholic Charities to receive a donation from the race fee. Form…
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Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. You will learn to: view falls as controllable set goals for increasing activity make changes…
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THANK YOU to Fifth Third Bank for a $5,000 donation to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet to help fund our Money Management Program! Catholic Charities’ Money Management Program offers eligible older adults (in Kankakee, Grundy, Iroquois, and Will Counties) basic assistance with money management tasks such as balancing the checkbook;…
Tuesday, December 2nd is GIVING TUESDAY! Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. It’s a simple and wonderful concept — find a way for your family, your company or your organization to give back to the community. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving….