Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois 60661
Chicago, IL 60661
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
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Sunday Closed
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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago (“CCAC”) was founded more than a century ago to meet human needs through the Mission of Charity. A trusted partner and steward, CCAC has grown to be one of the largest human service providers in the Chicago metropolitan region.

We accompany anyone in need, regardless of their faith, gender, race, or ethnicity. In fact, the majority of the thousands of people we serve each day are not Catholic.

The same is true for the majority of the people who work with us – they partner with us because they are drawn to our values and mission.

We commit to being present to children, youth and families, especially to mothers and their babies – it is core to who we are. We commit to being present to families in crisis and to those coping with loss – it is core to who we are.


Services and information

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Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.1 / 5
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Fernando Medina-Garcia
Sep 14, 2023

They couldn't give much imformation of what I was liking for

Rating: 3

Cindy Saavedra Vargas
Jul 25, 2023

Hello, my boyfriend and I arrived in Chicago two months ago, we are immigrants, we are having a hard time getting by and our resources are over. Our rent is due this end of the month and we cannot work until now. Is it true that this organization could help us? If anyone here knows of a shelter where we can stay and can help us in the legal field or can help us with some work, I would appreciate it if you would reply.

Rating: 1

Karen Rollins
Jul 21, 2023

A stranded traveler a it is Chicago half way back to DC from Missouri, real recently. No one could help me per se, the shelters were full and I accessed public transportation to the YMCA to shower and change. The close YMCA appeared permanently closed. I had funds for one night at Cambria Hotel, my health is not good...I rested with personal cares yet to take care of.

Rating: 2

Jul 16, 2023

Great location in the south loop area good quality of people places, and things.

Rating: 5

May 28, 2023

This agency in line with catholic beliefs to their convenience

Rating: 3