Current Services in Response to COVID-19

*All Catholic Charities offices are not currently seeing individuals seeking assistance in person due to social distancing protocols.
Most services are available through email or by telephone.*

Community Outreach

  • Rent/mortgage assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Gift cards for fuel
  • Gift cards for medicine or medical supplies
  • Gift cards for groceries
  • or 219-886-3549 (option 2)

Food Pantry

  •  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)
  • or 219-397-5803 (option 2)

Immigration and Legal Services

  •  All services offered through email and phone
  • or 219-397-5803 (option 1)

Women's Care Center

  • Women’s Care Centers, Counseling by phone or Zoom
  • Parenting classes temporarily will be done by Zoom in coming weeks
  • Diaper and baby food by scheduled pick up
  • Other baby items by scheduled pick up
  • or 219-554-1774 (Hammond), 219-472-8059 (Merrillville)


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 in need of baby wipes and diapers, especially sizes 4, 5, and 6. Your financial partnership with Catholic Charities during this pandemic is greatly appreciated!

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