The COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place mandate have created a challenging, unprecedented time in our lives. If you are struggling, please know, you are not alone and resources are available.

Counseling, Spiritual Guidance, and Emotional Support

Due to COVID-19, anxiety and depression are on the rise; however, resources are available.
 

Grief Support and Counseling with Patrice Nerone

Counseling and psychotherapy services are available with Patrice Nerone for individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflicts, work stress, job loss problems, or feelings of being overwhelmed. Patrice offers grief support and counseling services through a HIPAA compliant Zoom platform provided by the Claret Center. Contact counselor Patrice Nerone, by phone 312-884-9879 or email for further information and to make an appointment.
 
Counseling and Spiritual Direction with Deacon Tim Sullivan
 
Deacon Tim Sullivan is available for spiritual guidance and counseling. If you want or need to talk to someone, if you're having a hard time with the Coronavirus and shelter-in-place mandate and want a sympathetic ear, Deacon Tim asks that you please feel free to reach out to him. You can reach Deacon Tim Sullivan via email or 734-502-1818.
 
A Call to Prayer: Bringing a light in the midst of darkness
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the effects of the pandemic and in need of prayer? We are here to pray with you and ask God for your needs.
  • Who we are: Volunteers from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago who feel called to accompany through prayer anyone who feels the need for support during this time of uncertainty and isolation.
  • What we offer: A phone line staffed with people from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, as well as 24-hour voice mail and e-mail connections. Our prayer partners are here to pray with you: opening our hearts to God, asking for His blessings and peace. 
  • Contact us at 312-741-3388 or via email at praywithme@calledtoprayer.org

Saint Clement COVID-19 Parent Support Group on Facebook

This Facebook group is for parents in the Saint Clement Parish Community to share helpful tips and to support each other during the COVID-19 Epidemic. Click here to join.
 

Domestic Violence

Covid-19 has increased the incidence and intensity of domestic violence. The Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline reports that calls for help increased 50% in March, from 60 to 90 a day. If you know or suspect someone is a victim, please check on them! If they are in immediate need, help them call 911, the National DV Hotline: 800.799.7233 or the Illinois DV Hotline: 877.863.6338 to connect to services. Visit www.batteredwomensnetwork.org for more information.
 

DCFS Mandated Reporter Hotline

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) notes that with physical school buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the added stress that families are experiencing with the outbreak, vulnerable students are at greater risk of harm. Since the closure of schools in mid-March, DCFS hotline calls have dramatically decreased.
 
If you have concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of a child or youth in your parish, please contact the DCFS hotline number, 800.25.ABUSE (800.252.2873). For non-emergencies, please make your report online at https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/safekids/reporting. To assist you in submitting the required CANTS 5 (Written Confirmation of Child Abuse/Neglect Report: Mandated Reporters), you have the option of emailing this document to: DCFS.mandatedreporterform@illinois.gov.