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:

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 Gary offices to help with employment, tenant/landlord, and other legal matters.

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Legal & Immigration Services

In our East Chicago office, we provide services to protect the fundamental rights and civil liberties of citizens and immigrants by providing advice, support, and advocacy. Our services are recognized by the US Department of Justice. We are BIA (BIA Accredited).

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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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