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 hosting a Head Start recruitment fun fair at Good Shepherd Head Start Center (151 East Briarcliff at New Song Church) in Bolingbrook on Saturday, May 3rd from 11:00am – 3:00pm. This is a great opportunity to register your child (six weeks to five years…
Did you know that Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet provides court approved mediation services? These services include parenting agreements, marital settlement agreements (divorce), and family or business mediation. Mediation is a way for both parties to come together with a neutral mediator to ensure everyone’s needs are met, especially those…
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Catholic Charities’ Daybreak Center currently has funds available for rent/mortgage assistance. •Some income guidelines may apply. •For more information, please call Catholic Charities’ Daybreak Center and ask for the rent/utility assistance procedure line. Daybreak Center — 611 E. Cass Street in Joliet Phone: 815-774-4663 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m….
“For I was hungry, and you gave me food . . . What so ever you did for the least of my brothers and sisters, You did it for me.” Matthew 25:35-41 We can’t feed the hungry in our community without you. Catholic Charities provides more than 240,000 meals each year to…
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Catholic Charities’ Hands of Hope Counseling is offering a new group for women, H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Through Positive Emotions). This group is offered in Joliet and Lombard and features eight powerful sessions. This is a chance to celebrate who you are in a positive and uplifting atmosphere. Joliet When: Beginning…
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Catholic Charities’ Hands of Hope Counseling is offering a new group for teenagers. Teen Talk is an open group where teens can vent, support, explore, listen and learn! The group explores issues with peers, conflicts with parents, problems at school and any other challenges they may face. They strive to create…
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Join us for The Human Race 5K run/walk in Downers Grove! The Human Race is a community event & fundraiser that benefits over 50 non-profit organizations serving DuPage County, including Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet. What? 5K Run/Fitness Walk….a family-friendly ‘feel good’ fundraiser event supporting Catholic Charities. When? Saturday, April…