PRIMARY MINISTRIES OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Catholic Charities helps transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people in the Diocese of Gary. Every day, staff and volunteers serve those in great need, helping them build a better future.

We are here to help you and we have several ways of doing it. Below is a brief description of the programs we provide:

Mental Health Services

Offers care for adults, families, adolescents, and children with mental health issues and crisis intervention. We treat all our clients as individuals and offer care to their specific needs. School-based therapy is provided within many Catholic and public elementary and high schools throughout Northwest Indiana.

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Emergency Services

Assistance to families and individuals who need help with past due rent, utilities (water, sewer, electric, & gas), mortgage, security deposit, first month’s rent.

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Food Pantry

Located in our East Chicago office, Catholic Charities’ food pantry distributes high-quality food to struggling families in Lake County every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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Free Legal Assistance

Available in our East Chicago and Gary offices to help with employment, tenant/landlord, and other legal matters.

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Immigration Assistance

The Immigrant Support and Assistance Center (ISAAC) helps protect and promote the fundamental rights and civil liberties of the immigrant population within the Diocese of Gary by providing advice, support and advocacy.

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Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

Seniors 55 years and older mentor children in school, helping them learn and grow into better students.

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Senior Companion Program (SCP)

Seniors assist elderly people in the community to maintain their independence. These volunteers assist with grocery shopping and other daily tasks or simply befriend lonely seniors.

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Women's Care Center (WCC)

WCC offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, counseling, and group parenting classes. Since opening in 2012, abortions in our community have declined by 38% - saving hundreds of babies in Lake County.

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