For many years I worked as a caregiver. I met a lot of clients that received services through Catholic Charities.

I picked up monthly food boxes for elders. I contributed medical equipment such as bath chairs, canes, etc. that could be used through your lending closets. I helped several of my clients obtain transportation through CC when they had no one to help them otherwise. CC even stepped in to help when I reported a case of elder abuse. Catholic Charities was always there to assist clients with their needs.

Everyone at CC was always very kind and helpful to everyone.

Little did I know that in 2014, I would be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to give up working. I then found myself in need of assistance and services. I spoke to Catholic Charities in Round Lake to see if I would qualify for services.

A very nice caseworker named Anail Hernandez came to my building, took all my information, and helped me qualify for services from CC. I now have a wonderful caregiver that helps me with laundry, shopping, and medical visit. She has prevented me from falling several times. I am also signed up with the senior dining and health programs around my area. It gives me a chance to get out and socialize with other people and enjoy a health meal.

I am so happy and grateful for all the help and love. All interactions with Catholic Charities and other seniors has made quite a big difference in my life.  

It’s hard to have health issues and gets very frustrating at times. With all the help from Catholic Charities, I look forward to every day. It really does make a wonderful difference in my life and outlook. All I can say is “Thank you, thank you.” God bless everyone involved. You make a big difference in so many lives.”