Current Services in Response to COVID-19

*Due to social distancing protocols, Catholic Charities has modified the way we safely provide services to those living in Northwest Indiana.
During these uncertain times we are providing and advocating for the physical, emotional, and social needs of the poor and vulnerable utilizing email,
telephone, virtual engagement, and by scheduled in-person appointments.*

Community Outreach

  • Services are available through email and telephone (no walk-ins or scheduled appointments are available).
  • Rent/mortgage assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Gift cards for fuel
  • Gift cards for medicine or medical supplies (available for Lake and LaPorte County residents).
  • Gift cards for groceries (available for Lake County Hospitality workers).
  • Remote application preparation will continue to be available via phone.
  • To see if you qualify for any of these services, please email outreach@catholic-charities.org or 219-886-3549 (option 2).

Food Pantry

  • As our area begins re-opening providing food assistance is more vital than ever!
  • Food distribution Fridays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., at 3901 Fir St., East Chicago.
  • Food delivery for seniors, residents with disabilities, homebound, and those in self-quarantine (limited availability).
  • For food assistance, please email pantry@catholic-charities.org or
    219-397-5803 (option 2) to speak to a representative.
  • Volunteers are needed to assist with our Food Pantry to help prepare food for distribution and deliveries. If you're interested, please email Liz at eacevedo@catholic-charities.org.

Immigration Services

  • All ISAAC (Immigrant Support And Assistance Center) services offered through email, phone, and virtual engagement.
  • Through a mix of remote and virtual engagement, our ISAAC program has modified its way of service to provide safe, equitable and innovative consultation and application preparation opportunities remotely.
  • As we regroup from this time of uncertainty, our ISAAC program remains more committed than ever to supporting our clients and communities.
  • Beginning the week of June 15th, our ISAAC program will begin scheduling in person appointments on a limited basis for the safety of its employees and those we serve. Appointments are available Tuesday through Thursday to ensure a first-rate level of service.
  • Remote consultations and application preparation will continue to be available.
  • Request to schedule your virtual or in-person appointment at isaac@catholic-charities.org or 219-397-5803 (option 1)

Women's Care Center

  • Women’s Care Center program is available by appointment only in Hammond and Merrillville.
  • Our two centers are providing free pregnancy testing and free ultrasounds.
  • In-person counseling is available by appointment.
  • First-time mom classes and parenting classes are temporarily on hold.
  • Request to schedule your in-person appointment at wcc@catholic-charities.org or 219-554-1774 (Hammond), 219-472-8059 (Merrillville)
    .

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

Monetary donations to help stock the food pantry, as well as gift cards or groceries, local pharmacies, and fuel are needed. Both Women’s Care Center locations are still in need of large diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6). Your financial partnership with Catholic Charities during these uncertain times is greatly appreciated!

General donations visit www.catholic-charities.org/donate