Volunteer Newsletter September 2017
A Century of Volunteers
Serving Women in Crisis
Dear Volunteer:

Since 1917, Catholic Charities has supported all who turn to us for help through services touching almost every human need. This month we celebrate the amazing role volunteers play in caring for women in crisis. 

Catholic Charities provides therapeutic, housing, case management, emergency assistance, legal support  and much more to women experiencing violence as the move from crisis to self sufficiency. Volunteers support this work in many ways. They provide legal expertise, tutor children in our shelters, and mentor youth. 

Read below for exciting volunteer opportunities and  www.volunteerbridge.com to learn more about how you can make a difference!
Fundraising Events

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out throughout the busy summer event season! Your hard work helped to make our golf outings and the Gala of the Arts huge successes. Thank you for your time, energy, and support!
 
Interested in learning more about upcoming special event volunteer opportunities?

  Please contact Andrea Young at (312)655-7912 or ayoung@catholiccharities.net
Cook County

Read to Me: Calling all young adults! Join our Junior Board as the provide a fun evening of reading and games to the children in our shelters!

Youth Mentorship Program:  Make a difference in your community! Mentors are needed to work with boys in eighth through tenth grade from the Back of the Yards/New City community. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, have reliable access to transportation, and pass a background check. 


For more information, please contact Marie Jochum at (312) 655-7323 or  mjochum@catholiccharities.net
Lake County

Youth Mentorship:  Make a difference in your community! Mentors are needed to work with girls and boys in Lake County ages 9-12. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age, have reliable access to transportation, and pass a background check.

Reception: Welcome clients as the come to Catholic Charities in need. Volunteers are need to provide hospitality, direction, and a warm welcome in our Waukegan office. Flexible hours available!

For more information, please contact Sue Fowler at (312) 655-7312 or sfowler@catholiccharities.net

Other ways to help women in crisis

Put together Comfort Bags (games, toys, dolls, blankets) for children coming to our shelters

Women's clothing drive for Mary's Closet


For more information contact Marie Jochum at (312) 655-7323 or mjochum@catholiccharities.net
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