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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

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Catholic Charities sees the face of God in those in need. By providing food, clothing, shelter and counseling, we bring hope to the hopeless in the city of Chicago and its suburbs.

With 150 programs at 153 locations throughout Cook and Lake counties, we serve virtually every neighborhood and parish in the Chicagoland area. Through our broad spectrum of services, we annually assist more than 1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background.

For more than 98 years, Catholic Charities has empowered families and individuals of all races and religious backgrounds to realize their full potential. Our services help people from the point of conception through the last stages of their lives. We keep mothers and their babies well-fed, prepare children in low-income families for school, keep youth in school and out of gangs, counsel and give job training to adults with economic troubles, provide affordable housing for seniors, and organize in-home care services for seniors who need help caring for themselves.

Only 8 cents of every dollar donated goes toward our administrative expenses; the rest goes directly to help clients. While Catholic Charities raises funds separately from the Archdiocese of Chicago, we serve as the social service arm of the church.


Career Opportunities

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest non-profit agency in the Midwest. With more than 150 programs at more than 164 locations across Cook and Lake counties, we help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago provides:

• Over a 95 year history of providing compassionate, competent services to children, youth, seniors and families
• Accredited agency with the Council on Accreditation as well as numerous other types of accreditation
• Opportunities for professional development and service award recognition
• A committed and dedicated staff of over 2,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago offers excellent benefits:

• A competitive benefits package including BlueCross/Blue Shield HMO, PPO health insurance and dental insurance
• Generous holiday, sick and vacation time schedule


Our Mission

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.