• Our Mission

    Catholic Urban Programs advances the dignity of the human person through compassionate response to human needs, advocacy for justice, and the empowerment of individuals and families to reach their full potential.

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  • Our Vision

    A southern Illinois where hope prevails, justice reigns, and people are transformed.

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  • History

    Catholic Urban Programs (CUP) has been providing services throughout Southern Illinois for over 40 years. Founded in 1973 as a department of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, CUP served the poor of East St. Louis. Over the years, CUP (currently the Human Services Office) has expanded the area it serves and has helped others create additional programs (Griffin Center, Neighborhood Law Office, Holy Angels Shelter, and Hubbard House) to meet additional needs of the same population

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Neighborhood Law Office

We are pleased to announce

The Expungement and Sealing Forum Exclusively for Public Housing Residents
hosted by
The Housing Authority of the City of East St. Louis,
The Ubuntu Center,
and Catholic Urban Programs / Neighborhood Law Office
DATE: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
TIME: 9:00am - 2:00pm
LOCATION: The Ubuntu Center (1400 Missouri Avenue, Building 17, East St. Louis, IL, 62201)

Click here for the application

Griffin Center on McK Radio

Hear from our kids:

https://soundcloud.com/mckradio/discussion-with-griffin-cac

 

Homeless Testimonial

Click above to watch our newest testimonial!

Performing Christ's Work in the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois

Catholic Urban Programs is funded by the Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal, Diocese of Belleville, and by the generous contributions of many individuals and organizations!  THANK YOU!