Family Services

Family Services Department
212 S. Francisco
Chicago, IL 60612

(773) 584-3244 (phone)
(773) 584-3276 (fax)

Marillac’s Family Services department is committed to helping families on the West Side of Chicago address their basic needs by providing a wide array of services. Our goal is to strengthen and empower families in need by helping adults increase their skills and knowledge of resources.

Utility Assistance

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM-12:30PM
Please call to verify hours, as they may change seasonally.

Marillac contracts with CEDA to provide assistance with heating and electric bills:
-LIHEAP: Choose between a one-time benefit & income-based monthly budget bills
-ComEd Hardship is offered for households in a crisis situation
Required Proof for LIHEAP:

For all household members:
    -Social Security cards
    -Income proof for last 30 days prior to application
-Utility bills: less than 60 days old
-Disconnection notices (if applicable)

Required Proof for ComEd Hardship:

-Most recent ComEd bill (less than 30 days old)
-Identity proof for Customer of Record
    -State ID/Driver’s License AND Social Security card
Proof of hardship that has occurred in the household in the last 6 months, including:
    -Loss of employment or unexpected loss of income
    -Grandparents raising grandchildren
    -Medical        -Disability        -Family crisis
    -Military        -Senior in-home care
    -Property damage                 -Victimized by criminal activity

Emergency Assistance

Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Department has an office located in Family Services and “provides concrete assistance to individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted by unplanned events, such as domestic crisis, fire, unemployment, relocation, or who for any reason are in need of emergency food and/or clothing.”

Benefit Access Program

Applications for the Benefit Access Program (formerly known as Circuit Breaker) are completed in Family Services to assist seniors (65+) and people with disabilities. Clients can receive:
-Free transit card
-Discount on license plate

Adult Education

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-12PM

Adult basic education and pre-GED classes are offered for adults who have not completed high school.

-Designed to meet needs of individual students
-Learn in a small group setting & receive one-on-one assistance
-Sign up at Marillac’s Front Desk
-Contact Sr. Judith Briselden at (773) 584-3249

For more information, please contact:

Whitney Allen, Director of Family Services
(773) 584-3204 


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