PRIMARY MINISTRIES OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES


Catholic Charities helps transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people in the Diocese of Gary. Every day, staff and volunteers serve those in great need, helping them build a better future.

We are here to help you and we have several ways of doing it. Below is a brief description of the programs we provide:

Immigration Services

Catholic Charities educates incoming immigrants about U.S. Immigration Laws, including visa information, legal employment, and status of immigration reform legislation. We provide advice, support, and advocacy to immigrants regarding employment opportunities and employee rights. We also provide direction and assistance to immigrants in learning English as a second language (ESL). We have attorney partners and assistants who provide legal assistance for immigration concerns, and other areas of law. Offering support of the church and religious community by providing safeguards for the dignity of all immigrants.

Free Legal Services

Available in our Gary offices to help with employment, tenant/landlord, and other legal matters.

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Women's Care Center (WCC)

WCC offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, counseling, and group parenting classes. Since opening in 2012, abortions in our community have declined by 38% - saving hundreds of babies in Lake County.

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Community Outreach

Provide financial assistance and long-term support to resolve issues that may lead to financial instability and homelessness.

Food Pantry

Catholic Charities’ food pantry distributes high-quality food to struggling families throughout the Diocese of Gary. The food pantry is in our East Chicago Office.

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Tabor House

Catholic Charities’ food pantry distributes high-quality food to struggling families throughout the Diocese of Gary. The food pantry is in our East Chicago Office.

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Clothing Distribution

Clothing distribution is open the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month from 10:00 am to 12 noon and 2:00 pm to 4:00pm in our East Chicago office for families thought the Diocese of Gary.

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