Mission Statement

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Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church
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Our mission is to serve God's people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and other people of goodwill in advocating for justice.

Emergency Assistance

Catholic Charities offers emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, diapers and other basic needs for individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Emergency Assistance Program personnel also can refer callers to appropriate community agencies that may be able to assist them.

For more information in Winnebago County, please call (815) 544-5434.

For more information in McHenry, Boone, Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties, please call (815) 344-6956.

For more information in Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside counties, please call
(630) 820-3220.