Catholic Charities offers assistance to families and individuals who need emergency help, including:
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Our Counseling Services program offers care for adults, families, adolescents, and children with mental health issues and crisis intervention.
We treat all our clients as individuals, tailoring care to the client’s specific needs, including providing school-based therapy within various elementary and high schools throughout Northwest Indiana.
Specialized treatment that we can offer clients include:
The Immigrant Support and Assistance Center (ISAAC) exists to protect and promote the fundamental rights and civil liberties of the immigrant population within the four counties of the Diocese of Gary in
Northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke). ISAAC’s main purpose is to educate and support immigrants throughout our community who are most vulnerable. Below is a list of ways ISAAC
provides services to immigrants in need:
Catholic Charities has operated a Gateway program since 2006. 110 adults and 60 children have received permanent supportive housing during the past 10 years. Clients are housed first, then they are encouraged to work on certain issues that might have contributed to or even caused their homelessness. Housing can occur anywhere in Lake County with landlords willing to work with the Gateway program. Current housing is located in Gary, Hammond, Merrillville, Hobart, Lake Station and Whiting.
Seniors 55 years and older assist frail, often homebound, elderly citizens maintain independence. Senior Companion volunteers assist other older adults to live independently and be able to continue
living at home and avoid the need for more expensive, less personal care. The companions assist with grocery shopping and other daily tasks necessary to maintaining independence or simply "act as a friend" and visit with their peer. Catholic Charities’ Senior Companion program also offers respite care.
Seniors 55 years and older help children in need through one-on-one mentoring, with literacy assistance, and through support in various community settings.
Foster Grandparent volunteers give children and youth the much-needed attention that can change lives. These special volunteers tutor and mentor children and youth one-on-one in school and community
Since opening in 2012, approximately 5,300 women visited to the Women’s Care Center (WCC) located on Indianapolis Blvd., in Hammond, IN more than 34,000 times. Nearly 100,000 items have been earned and distributed through the Crib Club Earn and Learn program since 2012. Since opening this WCC in 2012, abortions in our community have declined by 38% - helping to save hundreds of moms and babies in Lake County. More than 3,800 clients attended parenting, nutrition, financial literacy or other types of educational workshops to strengthen their family.