Pope Francis Center

Building bridges to a better tomorrow

About  us


Our mission is to serve individuals and families who live in Chicago. 

At the Pope Francis Center, we are here to help you and your family learn about ways to improve your life. We will work with you to find programs that can help you and your family and to find ways to help you achieve your goals. Our first step will be for our staff to learn more about you and your family.

“No works of charity are foreign to us.”
Saint Vincent de Paul


Nuestra misión es servir a las personas y familias que viven en Chicago           

En el Centro Papa Francisco, estamos aquí para ayudarlo a usted y a su familia a aprender formas de mejorar su vida. Trabajaremos con usted para encontrar programas que puedan ayudarle a usted y a su familia y para encontrar formas de ayudarle a alcanzar sus metas. Nuestro primer paso será que nuestro personal aprenda más sobre usted y su familia.

“Ninguna obra de caridad es ajena a nosotros.”
San Vincente De Paul


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$ 50

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  • 3534 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Hours:- Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 4pm

Services


Here is a list of some of the things we can help you with:

Navigating homelessness issues
Assistance in applying for housing opportunities 
Assistance in applying for public benefits 
LINK, TANF, Medicaid, and more
Referrals to resources 
Food pantries, ESL classes, immigration services, re-entry services, health care, and more
Financial literacy counseling
Job readiness counseling
Resumes, finding jobs, and applications
Our location can serve as a mailing address for you
Providing a Notary Public 
Help with getting your birth certificate and state ID
Internet help and access

Aquí hay una lista de algunas de las cosas en las que podemos ayudarle:


Navegando los problemas de las personas sin hogar 
Asistencia para solicitar oportunidades de vivienda 
Asistencia para solicitar beneficios públicos
LINK, TANF, Medicaid, y más
Referencias a recursos
Despensas de comida, clases de ESL, servicios de inmigración, servicios de reingreso, atención médica y más
Asesoramiento en educación financiera 
Asesoramiento sobre preparación para el trabajo 
Currículums, búsqueda de trabajos y aplicaciones
Nuestra ubicación puede servirle como dirección postal
Ayuda para obtener su certificado de nacimiento y su identificación estatal
Ayuda y acceso a Internet

Please consider making a donation today

Please consider making a donation today

our  Team


Ann McCormick

President

Ann is a founding member of the Pope Francis Center. Serves as Vice District President of DIstrict IV for the Society of St Vincent de Paul and is the current president of the Queen of Angels SVdP Conference.

Dave McNaughton

Board Member/Secretary

I am a SVdP member for 15 years, and current president of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Conference. I am also the coordinator of the St. Cornelius Food Pantry, and a regular volunteer for the Mission of OLA.

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Joseline Perez

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Joseline Perez, and I have been working in my position of Case Manager with the Pope Francis Center Chicago since July 2020. I studied Sociology and Peace Justice and Conflict studies throughout my undergrad at DePaul University.

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Ellen C Shevlin

Hospitality Manager

I am a parishioner at Saint Mary of the Lake and a member of their St. Vincent de Paul Conference. While my time with PFC started off as a volunteer when we first opened, when the position of Hospitality Manager became available, I was asked to fill it and I gladly accepted.

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Pamela Matambanadzo

Treasuer/Operations

Pam is a founding member of PFC and serves as our treasurer as well is overseeing the day to day operations of the center. She is the current president of the Saint Mary of the Lake Conference.

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Br Jim Forgarty

Board Member

Br. Jim Fogarty is Executive Director of Brothers and Sisters of Love. Br. Jim has worked with street gangs and the poor since 1987. He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Catholic Theological Union.

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Deacon Gene Kummerer

Board Member/Spiritual Advisor

Deacon Gene Kummerer Jr. has a long history with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. He currently is a member of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, where he previously served as President and Vice President.

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Rosemary Ihejirika

Board Member

Rosemary is the current District Four President and a member of the Saint Mary of the Lake Conference.

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Nancy Hernandez

Board Member

I came to Chicago In the year 2017 after Hurricane Maria. I met Ian Ryder (former Case Manager) and he welcomed me to Pope Francis Center

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Mark Stemper

Board Member

I am a SVDP member for over twenty years. I was the former president of District 3 and St. Tarcissus conference( St. Elizabeth of the Trinity).

Gretchen Moore

Board Member

Founder and president of North Side Latin Progress

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Privacy


PRIVACY POLICY
 
The Pope Francis Center Chicago (PFC) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting www.svdpusa.org, or through social media correspondence (such as PFC‘s Facebook profile), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
 
The Simple Version
 
We use your contact information for in-house purposes only, and do not share any information about you with third parties. Registration and purchases made through our website also opt you into our e-newsletter and email listserv, from which you are able to unsubscribe at any time.
 
What Personal Information Does Pope Francis Center Chicago (PFC) Gather?
 
Information You Give Us
 
We receive and store any information you enter into our website or give us in any other way. This includes donating to us, or submitting a form (such as a comment) on our website. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by PFC.

Partner - SVdP Conferences


Queen of Angels

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is the parish outreach to the poor and to our own parishioners and neighbors in need. We coordinate direct assistance, the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, and the annual Easter Food Drive.

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St Mary of the Lake

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Saint Pascals

On Ash Wednesday, 1983, Saint Pascal was installed as a conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Since that time, the Saint Pascal conference has provided thousands of dollars in food and hours of service to our parishioners and the community.

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Saint Elizabeth Conference

The Saint Vincent De Paul Society was first started at Saint Tarcissus in 1926. Today the Saint Vincent De Paul members at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity faithfully carry on the tradition of the Patron Saint of the poor. No act of charity is foreign to the needs of the poor.

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