The staff in Family Services is committed to helping Chicago families address basic needs by providing a wide array of services. The greater goal of the department is to strengthen families by helping adults increase their social and educational skills and their knowledge of resources.
Did you know?
- 1 in 8 Americans are struggling with the reality of hunger and lack of food
- Families are being forced to choose between paying for food or utilities
- Families are being forced to choose between paying for food or rent
- Families are being forced to choose between paying for food or healthcare
Family Services Include:
- Parenting groups: Thursdays 10-12 Catholic Charities
- Yearlong open ended group
- Nutrition classes
- 4 week classes presented several times throughout the year
- Emergency Services
- Basic needs
- Case-Management and referral
- Holiday programs
- GED Preparation/Adult Basic Education
- Classes 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Monday-Friday
- Sign up at the front desk
Contact: Sister Judith Briselden at 773-722-7440 ext. 3249
Food Pantry Services
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CEDA LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
212 S. Francisco
Hours of Operation
LIHEAP is designed to assist low-income households pay for winter energy services. This is done in the form of one-time payments to utility companies that are applied directly to the house holds energy bills.
As you enter Marillac Social Center please take a number from the receptionist.
The following documents are needed to apply for LIHEAP
- Social Security cards for all household members
- Proof of income for the last 30 days for all household members
- If receiving GA or AABD, you need an income statement from the Department of Human Services. If receiving SSI, SSA, pension or other benefits, an income statement or award letter is needed
- CURRENT utility bills for heat and electricity
- If utilities are included in rent, a rent verification form must be filled out by the landlord
Year long program using state of the art technology to make homes more energy efficient.
- Eligibility requirements
- Participants must live in Cook County
- Be at 200% of the poverty level
- Special consideration is given to families with children under 5, the elderly and persons with disabilities
- Documents required for Weatherization Application
- Proof of home ownership, current electric/gas bills, hard copy of social security number for head of household, social security number for those in household who are 16 and older and proof of income for the previous 12 months when you apply for the program