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Diocese of Springfield Catholic Charities Illinois ‘We’re There’ National Campaign Announced – Decatur Tribune

Diocese of Springfield Catholic Charities Illinois ‘We’re There’ National Campaign Announced – Decatur Tribune

Diocese of Springfield Catholic Charities Illinois ‘We’re There’ National Campaign Announced – Decatur Tribune

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is joining the network of Catholic Charities across the country to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign highlighting the vital services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities .
“In 2025, we will celebrate 100 years of service to the communities of the 28 counties of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois,” said Steven Roach, Executive Director of Catholic Charities. “The timing of this national awareness initiative from Catholic Charities could not be better. We know from experience that the more people become aware of what we do, the more help we receive in transmitting God’s message of hope and love to those who suffer.
Since 1925, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has provided comfort, hope and relief to our neighbors in central Illinois, regardless of their faith. Catholic Charities has regional offices in Alton, Granite City, Quincy, Carlinville, Springfield, Decatur, Effingham and Mattoon. Catholic Charities also operates St. John’s Breadline in Springfield, Catholic Children’s Home in Alton and St. Anne Residence in Beardstown. We offer 21 programs that serve children, families, seniors and veterans of all backgrounds. During the last fiscal year, we served more than 75,000 people through our traditional food pantries and rural mobile food pantries program.
The work Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois does in our 28 counties is reflected in the services provided at Catholic Charities agencies across the country. There are 168 independent Catholic Charities agencies and 3,900 collective locations spread throughout the United States and its five territories. Collectively, the Catholic Charities network served more than 15 million people last year and provided more than 30 million meals to those in need. The selfless work of Catholic Charities agencies is possible thanks to the indispensable contributions of more than 215,000 volunteers throughout the country. Services provided by local Catholic Charities agencies are tailored to the unique needs of the most vulnerable people in their communities.
Catholic Charities USA, the national membership organization for Catholic Charities agencies, organized and launched the We Are There campaign. Over the coming months, the campaign will raise awareness of the work of Catholic Charities through a variety of national media outlets. Here in central Illinois, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will continue to highlight the different ways we help and accompany our neighbors in need.
For more information about the We Are There campaign, visit WeAreThere.US. To learn how to volunteer or make a donation supporting the work of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, visit cc.dio.org.