The Office of Assistance Ministry offers the following programs to honor its mission to victims-survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones. We have coordinated with other professionals to provide psychological, emotional, and spiritual healing. Due to space limitations, first priority will be given to those who have not participated in past programs offered through Assistance Ministry in the past. For more detailed information, call (312) 534-8256.
The Archdiocesan Office of Assistance Ministry offers half-day workshop for family members of victims-survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For more information and to register, call (312) 534-8256.
Catholic Charities Programs
Holbrook Counseling Center
If you're hurting inside, or your life doesn't seem to be working, Holbrook Counseling Center of Catholic Charities has been providing compassionate counseling and other related services for more than 50 years to the residents of Cook and Lake Counties. Holbrook Counseling Center provides professional counseling for individuals, couples and families with emotional, behavioral and relationship/family problems. They also provide assessments, psycho-education groups, classes and presentations as well as consultations. Fees are based on income and ability to pay, which range from $20 to $120. For more information or to schedule an initial appointment, call (312) 655-7725.
Addiction Counseling Education Services (ACES)
Do you know someone who could use affordable counseling for problems related to alcohol and/or substance abuse? The ACES program of Catholic Charities provides professional outpatient counseling to adults 18 or older struggling with a variety of problems primarily related to alcohol and/or substance abuse or dependence. Their professional licensed staff provides information and referrals to appropriate resources; outpatient counseling for recovering addicts and alcoholics and/or their families: and educational/informational community presentations. Fees are based on a sliding scale adjusted for both income and family size. Services are available in Spanish. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (312) 655-7453 or (312) 655-7459