Effingham Catholic Charities announces changes to daily operations

Posted on March 24, 2020

EFFINGHAM – Effingham Catholic Charities continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and would like to offer the public the following announcements on how normal operations will change over the upcoming weeks to assist in minimizing the spread of this infectious disease. Please keep in mind this is a fluid situation, and more updates may be forthcoming.


Effingham Catholic Charities main office remains open with normal business hours with the following changes:


• Resale Store: The Second Hand Rose Resale Shoppe is closed until further notice. No donations will be accepted during this time.


• Food Pantry: The food pantry will continue normal business hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The lobby is closed to food pantry clients. Anyone scheduled to receive food can use the drive through on the east side of the building. The food pantry is accepting donations and they can also be dropped off in the lobby entrance.


• MedAssist: MedAssist will continue to remain open for the public by appointment only. The schedule an appointment, please call Sr Kathleen Bushur at 217-857-1458 ext. 108. Other medical requests are being handled by phone.


• Tax Assistance: The Tax Assistance Program is closed.


• Financial Assistance: All requests for financial assistance are being held by phone at this time. Please call 217-857-1458 for eligibility requirements.


• Counseling: By appointment. Please call 217-857-1458 and the operator will connect you with a counselor.