Catholic Charities is a non-profit social service agency.

Creating hope for members of all religions.




Catholic Charities is currently undergoing restructuring of offices & programs.  Please check back for website updates.



Our Mission.... 


Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to

the Magisterium of the Church.  Our mission is to serve God for the common good with

compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence

consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and other

peopleof good will in advocating for justice. 



We respond to individuals, families, and communities by offering

the following services:      














  School Counseling

  Bilingual Outreach Program

  Outreach & Emergency Services

  Long Term Care Ombudsman    

  Immigration & Refugee Services

  Physician Referral Service

  St. Elizabeth's Community Center

  Adoption Services

  Counseling Services

  Crisis Pregnancy Program



Administrative Assistant

Diocese of Rockford Administration

Michele Crosswhite   

[email protected]

(815) 399-4300


Immigration & Refugee Director

St. Elizabeth Community Center

Jeanne Lindberg             

(815) 399-1709


St. Elizabeth Community Center Director

Karen Carlson             

(815) 969-6526


Pantry/Soup Kitchen/Clothes Closet

Ginger Reininger

(815) 965-6993


Long Term Care Ombudsman Director

Holy Family Parish Center

Cathy Weightman-Moore 

(800) 369-0895


Adoption & Crisis Pregnancy

Belvidere Office

Laurie Larsen              

(815) 544-5434



St. Elizabeth Community Center

Richard Parsons            

(815) 399-1709


Adoption & Crisis Pregnancy

Aurora Office

Jamie Michels             

(630) 820-3226


Emergency Assistance

McHenry Office

Cathy Chedwyk 

(815) 344-6956