Catholic Charities is a non-profit social service agency,
creating hope for members of all religions.

Adoption -  Click to Access Additional Information
Catholic Charities recruits, evaluates and approves families for dependent children needing
permanent homes. Adoptive homes are licensed for infants, older children, international
children and those with special needs.


Adoption Hotline:  1-800-572-2390

Licensing Number: 003972-11

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockford - Adoption Grievance Policy & Procedure

Catholic Charities - Annual Report for Illinois Adoption Agencies

Counseling Services
Catholic Charities provides professional counseling and casework services for individuals,
marriages and families experiencing a variety of social, emotional and interpersonal problems.

Crisis Pregnancy Program - Click to Access Additional Information
Offering objective counseling services without costs, Catholic Charities aims to help people
deal with the emotional and social stress of an unplanned pregnancy. Our agency also
provides assistance in securing appropriate medical and financial resources.

Foster Care
Catholic Charities recruits, evaluates and licenses families as foster homes to provide
temporary care for dependent, abused, neglected children until permanent planning can be
arranged for their future security. Counseling services are also made available to the child,
foster family and natural family.

2007 Implementation Plan (Microsoft Word Format)

Parenting Education
Building stronger and happier families is the purpose of Catholic Charities Parenting
Programs. Ten week courses are designed to help families grow by addressing traditional
values from a cultural viewpoint and focusing on interdependence and the priority of children.

In addition, we work with families in determining their needs and providing a range of
opportunities including education, tutoring, mentoring and securing day care.

School Counseling
Catholic Charities offers a professional counseling program to children in Catholic grade
schools. Services include case identification, referral, crisis intervention, individual and group
counseling and classroom intervention.

Bilingual Outreach Services
For the growing Spanish speaking community in our Diocese, Catholic Charities offers
programs to link individuals and families with appropriate marriage, family, and other types of

Outreach & Emergency Services
For individuals and families in need of food, clothing, shelter and employment, Catholic
Charities helps to meet the needs of the less fortunate and enable them to become

Ombudsman/Long Term Care Services
Our staff and trained volunteers of Catholic Charities work to protect the rights of individuals
living in long term care facilities by resolving problems and grievances, providing information
and encouraging facilities and others to be more responsive to the needs of older adults. In
addition, we work with parishes and local communities to promote awareness of the needs of
the elderly and of resources available in the community.

Immigration/Refugee Resettlement
With the goal of earliest self-sufficiency and belonging, Catholic Charities provides a wide array
of services to incoming immigrants and refugees which include arranging suitable housing,
food, clothing and sponsors.

Your chance to help....Refugees to Call Rockford Home (article)

Physician Referral Services
Catholic Charities aims to provide access to appropriate health care in a dignified manner for
persons on Medicaid by distributing patient caseload in an equitable and voluntary manner
among participating physicians. Through our referral line we assess client needs and match
patients with available physicians who are recruited on a continuing basis.


Catholic Charities
Diocese of Rockford