Programs

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to prevent frequent falls among older adults.

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Catholic Charities Legal Services

Our legal service program assists people with little to no income in obtaining pro bono legal assistance.

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Catholic Children’s Home

This Alton-based home provides special education and therapeutic services for students ages 5-21 and residential services to boys ages 11-18.

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Crisis Assistance

When individuals are in crisis and cannot find their way, we provide basic necessities and help them find the path to self-sufficiency.

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Eldercare Options

Eldercare Options is a program that assesses, counsels, and determines the need for guardianship for disabled elderly adults who are no longer able…

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Elderly Guardianship

Elderly Guardianship provides appropriate decision-making and advocacy for elderly adults who lack the ability to make proper judgments concerning…

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Faith in Action

Faith in Action serves frail homebound elderly age 55 and older. Services are provided at no cost through a network of trained volunteers from area…

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Food Pantries

Hunger hurts. It denies dignity, lessens human energy, erodes community stability, and damages the potential of a person to progress.

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Intact Family Services

The families that we help in these programs are in need of additional support to help them face their daily struggles.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels goal is to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and disabled in need by providing nutritious meals that promote independent…

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MedAssist

The staff of the MedAssist program help individuals determine their eligibility and assist their applications for the programs that the…

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Mobile Food Pantry Program

Catholic Charities partners up with a local parish or organization in a rural area and registers people who need help putting food on the table for…

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Post Adoption Services

The Post Adoption Services of Catholic Charities are designed to support and strengthen the lives of adoptive parents, adult adopted persons and…

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Professional Counseling Solutions

Catholic Charities delivers professional and confidential therapy services to individuals, couples and families regardless of their ability to pay…

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Ramblin' Rose

Ramblin’ Rose helps school children whose families are struggling to afford school supplies and clothing for the new school year.

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Referral Assistance

Staff in each office are knowledgeable about services provided by other agencies and institutions in each area.

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Resale Stores

When a helping hand is needed, Catholic Charities provides that hand in many ways. A family may need clothing, a young person may need an outfit for…

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St. Anne Residence

The St. Anne Residence, located at the intersection of Ninth and Clay Streets in Beardstown, features 23 one-bedroom units, which are wheelchair…

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St. Clare's Health Clinic

St. Clare's Health Clinic in Springfield provides preventative and basic health care for families who could not otherwise afford them.

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St. John's Breadline

St. John's Breadline in Springfield serves a hot, nutritious meal in a clean, positive environment.

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Strong for Life

Strong for Life is a strengthening exercise program designed by physical therapists for home use by older adults (60 and over) to improve strength,…

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Summer Lunch Program

The Summer Food Service Program is a collaborative program between Effingham Unit 40 Schools and Catholic Charities in Effingham to provide…

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