Social Outreach

St. Gianna Baby Pantry

This pantry offers clothing, formula, diapers, and other basic baby supplies to families.  Baby items provided are based on the donations received from the community.  On just one day in July 385 diapers, 16 packages of wipes, and 9 containers of formula, as well as clothes, blankets, crib sheets, lotion, baby wash, shampoo, were distributed.  The need is so great that additional appointment times have been added.  Your help is needed to help assure that the necessary supplies are not depleted.

In Need?
Clients are welcome by appointment.  Please contact Peggy Berry.

Donate
Donate your gently used baby items
Arrange for a baby necessity drive at your church or business and fill a baby crib!
Volunteer your time at the pantry
Refer someone who is in need of our services
Have a party, but instead of gifts for yourself, ask friends to donate to a child in need.
Donate items from our wish list

Wish List (Low Inventory)

  • Newborn diapers
  • Jarred baby food and cereals
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby wash
  • Baby Shampoo
  • New or gently used story and picture books

Wish List (Additional Items)

  • Diapers (any size)
  • Wipes
  • Baby bath items
  • Blankets
  • Toiletries
  • Newborn Clothing
  • Baby Coats/Blankets

Contact Information

Peggy Berry
pberry@ccdop.org
(309) 636-8012
1825 NE Adams Street, Peoria
Open by Appointment every Tuesday

“Choose life that your children may live.” – Deuteronomy 30:19  

Guardian Angel Outreach for Mothers, Streator

This is a parish ministry established by Immaculate Conception, St. Anthony, and St. Stephen parishes in collaboration with Catholic Charities.  Our outreach assists at-risk mothers and their infants from conception through the first two years of the baby’s life.  Our doors are open to assist all women facing new-life issues from the city of Streator, IL and surrounding communities.  Individuals will find a safe and caring environment with dedicated volunteers and staff.

How are Individuals Served?
Individuals in need will find a safe and caring environment when facing one of the greatest challenges of their lives.  A full time Registered Nurse provides education along with support from volunteers.  Guardian Angel Outreach for Mothers partners with Catholic Charities and other health professionals and agencies for supportive services and referrals when needed.

Services Provided

  • Prenatal Education
  • Postnatal Education
  • Parenting Skills Classes
  • Assistance with ongoing infant needs up to 2 yrs
  • Assistance with infant Diapers Guidance
  • Guidance

Contact Information

Sr. Carol Royston
sr_royston@ccdop.org
405 S Illinois Street
Streator, IL
(815) 672-4567
Hours: Monday and Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Food Pantry

The issue of hunger in America is a growing concern. Currently, more than 16% of children go to bed without food. To ease this pain we have partnered with Peoria Area Food Bank, as well as Midwestern Food Bank to help supply the Catholic Charities Food Bank on NE Adams Street in Peoria. To donate or volunteer contact Iris Hildreth at ihildreth@ccdop.org or 309-671-1550.

Location: 1827 NE Adams
Days & Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Please bring ID

 St. Joseph Furniture Bank, Peoria

The purpose of the furniture bank is to provide furniture and appliances to people who cannot afford to purchase items on their own.  Gently used furniture and working appliances will be available to people in need.  Catholic Charities in Peoria currently works together with area St. Vincent de Paul conferences to determine the need and make referrals.

In Need?
Furniture is obtained through referral’s only. Call the St. Vincent DePaul helpline at 309-677-7696

Donate
If you have furniture that is not being used please consider donating it to Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph’s Furniture Bank.  All furniture and appliances can be dropped off at the Catholic Charities Warehouse (located in the old SHARE FOOD building), 1825 NE Adams Street.  Pick-ups in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties are available.  Please contact Peggy Berry at 309-636-8012 for pick-up information as well as drop off days and times.  Monetary donations are always accepted as well.

Wish List

  • Couches (new or gently used)
  • Dressers
  • Dinettes
  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Bed Frames
  • Tables
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Working Appliances

(Cannot accept pillows, mattresses, or televisions.)

Contact Information

Peggy Berry
pberry@ccdop.org
309-636-8012

Senior Services

An outreach program for the elderly offering in-home counseling and volunteer assistance is available to serve those in Champaign & Piatt Counties.

Contact:
Rob Taylor
rtaylor@ccdop.org
309-397-9169 (business cell)
217-689-1427 (local)

 

Good Samaritan Program

The Good Samaritan program offers free in-home counseling and volunteer helpers for chores and transportation and is available to residents in the Champaign area. There is also a full-time counselor available to address needs such as grief, loss and disease, issues that often affect seniors.

Contact:
Kim McAvoy
kmcavoy@ccdop.org
217-637-2395 (local)

 

Senior Potlucks

St. Patrick Church in Tolono hosts a monthly potluck lunch providing important social opportunities for folks who might otherwise feel isolated.  Potlucks are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month

Wednesday, September 9 | 11:30 am
Everyone age 55 and over is invited. After lunch Bingo will be played - bring "white elephant" prizes. If questions, please contact Kim McAvoy 

Contact:
Kim McAvoy
kmcavoy@ccdop.org
217-637-2395 (local)

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Catholic Charities has a St. Vincent de Paul Society phone line (309-677-7696) that anyone throughout the tri-county Peoria area may call for help with various needs.  

 

Summer Camp

The Summer Camp Program was established to help strengthen the community by providing positive activities for young people.  The camp is committed to the social, cultural, educational, and emotional development for children ages 6 - 13.  It is our hope that through our camp that the children will learn skills and values they will carry with them throughout life.

Camp Information

Catholic Charities Summer Staff works effortlessly to provide your child(ren) with avenues in exploring arts/crafts, faith-based educational and recreational opportunities during summer camp.  Camps are open to local area children, and no child will be denied admission to camp because of race, religion, gender, or socio-economic background.  Children are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The cost of the 7-week long camp is usually $400 per child and covers all daily meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks).  There is an additional early bird fee per day.  Limited scholarships are available upon request.  Full payment is due at the time of camp registration.

Camp Activities

  • Recreational Activities
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Indoor/Outdoor Play

Educational Activities

  • Educational Field Trips
  • Reading Projects
  • Arts/Crafts
  • Educational Speakers

Social Activities

  • Community Service Projects
  • Gender-Based Group Talks
  • Fundraising Projects
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