Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria, is a ministry inspired by Christ’s love and care, committed to serve Christ’s Mystical Body by upholding the dignity of each person and serving each individual as we would serve Christ Himself, advocating for a just and compassionate society according to our Catholic Social Teachings of the Church; and encouraging others to join us in fulfilling our mission.


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria has received a $100,000 grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to assist families with primarily utility and rent/mortgage payments. We are to distribute the funds from May 29, 2020 -July 31, 2020 in the following counties: Champaign, Fulton, LaSalle, Livingston, McDonough, McLean, Peoria, Rock Island, Tazwell.

Families can begin the initial intake process to be considered for funds by calling 815-414-2097 on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Alternatively, they can apply online through the following links.

Criteria for funds require that recipient’s be directly impacted by COVID-19.

Each family is eligible to receive funding for utilities, one month’s bill and up to $250 to catch up on payments since March 1, or for rent/mortgage, one month’s bill up to $550 and up to $250 to catch up on payments since March 1. They can also receive first month’s rent on new leases up to $550.

If you have already received help from Catholic Charities - Charity on Wheels and would like to apply for Emergency ICRF
please email for further details.

St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels

DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels will focus on distributing the COVID-19 Response  Relief Fund.

St. Nicolas Charitiy on Wheels is a ministry of Catholic Charities that serves those in need throughout the Diocese of Peoria. The individuals will be given items such as blankets, towels, book bags, school supplies, socks, gloves, canes, gift cards and non-perishable food. These items may change on a monthly basis based on need and what is donated.

The ministry also has a spiritual dimension. Individuals will always receive a religious item such as a bible, a rosary, or a holy card. We will take their prayer requests and offer masses in their regions. The ministry will also offer prayer to them at the parish in the form of praying a rosary, a chaplet, or simply praying a vocal prayer with them.

The director, Sr. Michelle will drive to each location with the items on Tuesdays. A case manager will travel to meet with those that request case management services with the director. It will be stocked by volunteers on Fridays and Mondays. The items given will be those donated.


Adoption Records

For all records inquiries including post-adoption records contact Suzie Meismer at 309-966-0385 or

St. Vincent De Paul Help Line

This is a service Catholic Charities provides SVDP conferences of Peoria and Mclean Counties.
If you need assistance call 309-677-7696  and you will be informed of further directives.

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