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Human Concerns Commission


The Human Concerns Commission (HCC) represents the Cathedral’s outreach to a wide variety of people in the Chicago area struggling to survive at the margins of our society.  Our goal is to help people meet their basic needs for food, housing, fellowship, assistance in seeking employment, education and tax services.

How to get involved
The Human Concerns Commission is a dynamic forum, creating and evolving our programs to provide the most value to those in need here in Chicago.  We depend on the generosity of our volunteers and donors to help us implement these important programs.

See our Programs and Activities page for a complete listing of our programs. If you have suggestions or ideas, please share them with us at


Human Concerns Commission 2020-2021 Members

Chair: Alanna Chiefari
Vice-Chair: Toby Gussman
Staff Liaison: Fr. John Boivin


Andrew Barrios

Heather Bockhold

Keith Bockhold

Juan Garces, Esq.

Paul Gustab

Barbara Julion

Rubina (Ruby) Leffler

Cindy Loftus

Tara Maguire

Peggy Masse

Michael Ripani

Sean Wolfe

Josefina Zamora

For more information about HCC, please contact

Interested in joining the Human Concerns Commission? New members are selected during Discernment in the Spring of each year. Please come to one of the Parish Leadership Information Sessions in Spring 2021. We would love to have you as a new member!