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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 249 S. Schuyler Avenue, Suite 300
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815.933.7791
Fax: 815.933.4601
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Case Management Services
Description: Offering frail, older adults and their families assistance as they assess the need for care and coordinate an overall plan of services to maximize the older person's independence in the home. Areas examined include medical care and supervision; home maintenance; personal care assistance; emergency response systems; financial needs; and living arrangements.
Caregive Program provides information, advocacy and services to caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren that help them adjust to caregiving roles and fill gaps in services or resources. Services include caregiver support groups, educational opportunities, respite, counseling and limited financial assistance.

Service/program name: Horizons Transitional Housing
Description: Providing subsidized housing and supportive services to homeless families and their children while they work toward permanent housing and a quality of life that supports their needs. The program represents a unique partnership which joins the participating family with the professional case management services of Catholic Charities.

Service/program name: Adult Protective Services
Description: Offers trained and caring professionals to help determine the services most needed to stop neglect and abuse; protect the person who has suffered abuse and/or neglect; and assist the individual in the healing process. Intervention for the abuser is also provided.

Service/program name: Emergency Services & Homelessness Prevention
Description: Providing information and referral to other community resources; food and travel vouchers; clothing and furniture vouchers; financial assistance for prescriptions; and rent/mortgage assistance. All available on a limited basis.

Service/program name: Information and Assistance
Description: Providing information about the many services and benefits available to older adults. Client advocacy and intervention are also offered.

Service/program name: Money Management Program
Description: Volunteers, specially trained and screened assist senior adults with their basic money management needs. Volunteer tasks may include developing an appropriate budget, sorting mail, bill paying, and balancing a checkbook. Two levels of services are provided: bill payer and representative payee. Volunteer activity and accounts are monitored on a regular basis and limited client fund insurance is provided by AARP.

Service/program name: Senior Companion Program
Description: Offering older adults, age 60 and over, the opportunity to support their homebound, frail peers through regularly scheduled home visits. Senior Companions earn a modest tax-free stipend and generally volunteer 20 hours per week. Annual recognition event.

Service/program name: Hispanic/Latino Services
Description: A full-time bilingual social worker is available to serve and advocate with the Hispanic/Latino community.
Phone: 815.933.7791,ext. 103

Service/program name: Counseling
Description: Individual and group counseling services are offered for children, adolescents, couples, families and seniors.

Service/program name: Adult Protective Services 24 Hour Hotline
Description: In addition to abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation reports, we also take reports of self-neglect for individuals 60 and older and persons with disabilities (ages 18 59). Calls of concern about individuals who are not taking care of themselves or who are living in an unsafe environments can also be made to Catholic Charities by calling 815-933-7791 OR to the 24 hour hotline: 866-800-1409.
Phone: 866.800.1409

Service/program name: Counseling Services
Description: Provides outpatient counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
  General Information:
Description: Provides emergency services and homelessness prevention, Horizons Transitional Housing, counseling and addiction services, case management, and senior services.
Territory/Geographical area: Central Illinois

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1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901