CRS Midwest

Role of CRS Midwest

Catholic Relief Services’ Midwest Regional Office works closely with the Catholic community in the United States to serve Catholics as they live their faith in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. In the CRS Midwest region office is located in Chicago, Illinois and serves in the 12 states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, N. Dakota, Ohio, S. Dakota and Wisconsin. It is the primary point of contact for dioceses and parishes, Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic schools, parish youth programs, religious communities, and other Catholic organizations in the U.S. Midwest states. It is one of five domestic regional offices that offer the full range of programs and resources for you to use to help U.S. Catholics live their faith by praying, learning, giving and acting.

Goals and Objectives

Our goal is that the Catholic community in the Midwest region of the United States acts on its faith in solidarity with people who are poor and vulnerable around the world, and sees CRS as a valued resource for carrying out the mission of the Church.


We actively strive to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of Catholic institutions and ministries to integrate global solidarity into their programs and activities
  • Mobilize individual Catholics to grow in their awareness and engagement in global solidarity through communications with CRS
  • Support CRS advocacy efforts to shape U.S. public policy in a way that promotes greater justice and peace for those who are poor and vulnerable around the world
  • Strengthen our own capacity for this work by listening carefully to the needs, priorities, and current reality of our Church

CRS Midwest Regional Office
770 North Halsted, Suite 170
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Phone: 312-733-5124