The mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois is to reach out in Christian love to the people of Southern Illinois, to assist people in meeting their basic needs, and to foster changes in self & in society that promote justice & human dignity.
Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois is an alliance of the charitable outreach efforts and agencies at work in the Diocese of Belleville, IL. We serve the people living in the 28 southernmost counties of the State.
Click here for a timeline of how various ministries evolved.
A wide variety of services, ministries and outreach efforts are offered, such as adoption, foster care, counseling, senior employment aid, emergency financial assistance, burial services, mentoring, neighborhood rehab, childcare, shelter, food distribution, advocacy, after school programs, holiday food baskets and toy collections, thrift stores, soup kitchens, food pantries, home visits, pastoral outreach, migrant ministry, referrals, sacraments to the homebound, support groups for elder care providers, career clothing, tutoring, prison ministry, pro life efforts, retirement homes, rural family support, farm blessings, funding for poverty alleviation programs, etc., etc., etc. Click on an agency to learn more.