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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 2018-2019 Members
: Kathleen Wheeler
Vice-Chairs: Heather Bockhold and Keith Bockhold
Staff Liaison: Fr. John Boivin


Mary Almerigi
Alanna Chiefari
Edward Cooper
Kelly Dechant
Rubina Leffler

Paul Gustab
Cindy Loftus
Tara Maguire
Chris Martinez
Lisa Totino
Joe Wade
Sarah Walker

For more information about HCC, please contact

Interested in join 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 2019. We would love to have you as a new member!