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Catholic Charities-Joliet

Daybreak Center

Interested in volunteering at Daybreak Center?  Contact Stephanie Ambrose sambrose@cc-doj.org or 815-774-4663 ext. 3138

At Daybreak Center We Offer…

  • A safe and clean environment
  • Comprehensive case management, coordination and assisted access of community resources
  • Educational assessments, services and assistance enrolling in educational classes (GED and ESL – English as a second language)
  • Child care for parents who attend classes at the center
  • Employment assessments, programs and access to employment search office equipment
  • Health assessments and services such as vision exams, hearing screenings and healthy living workshops
  • Case management and group support meetings
  • Depending on limited available resources, individuals and families may also apply for financial assistance for rent or a mortgage, temporary housing, food, utilities, prescriptions, transportation and other miscellaneous needs
  • Referrals and access to HELP Food Pantry
  • Closed A.A. meetings at 4:00 pm Friday, non-smoking, open to the public
  • N.A. meetings at 8:00 pm Wednesday, non-smoking, open to the public

Shepherd’s Table
Feeding members of the community who are hungry and unable to provide for themselves by offering a free mid-day meal. Shepherd’s Table is also used as a warming and cooling center during extreme weather. To volunteer at Shepherd’s Table, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 815.774.4663 x3138.

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Drop off donations are welcome:

Donations of items to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet are greatly appreciated by the low-income clients who receive them.

Items accepted for donation:

  • New and gently used clothing for men, women and children.
  • Hygiene products, baby items, household supplies, toys, and gift cards.

Please drop off your donations at:
         Giving Tree Donation Center
         3016  S. State Street in Lockport
         (located behind Norma’s Cafe)
         Donation days/times:
         Monday 9:00 am – noon
         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
         Friday 9:00 am – noon
         (815) 714-2674 or mhorvat@cc-doj.org

Checks go to:
         Catholic Charities
         Blanchette Catholic Center
         16555 Weber Road
         Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719

For more information, call (815) 723-3405