Exterior view of Student Resource Center

The Outreach House

The Outreach House's reason for being is simple: to provide compassionate and effective assistance to individuals and families in need with dignity and without judgment. Following a long and successful community presence addressing urgent needs for food, clothing, infant/toddler essentials, and emergency financial assistance, our four programs—First Things First, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, and Walk-in Assistance - merged as one organization under The Outreach House. We provide services to residents of York Township, Addison, and Glendale Heights.

Organization Address

805 S. Main Street., Suite A, Lombard IL 60148

Name and Position of Contact Person

Catherine Lynott, Executive Director

Phone Number

(630) 6930185

Email Address


*Please note that following the requirements below is required, and you should not email or call us before completing these steps.

Website Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

  • Monday, Wednesday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11.30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Third Saturday of each month: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Description of Service Learner Role

Pick up donated food from local retail stores, sort food and clothes, and stock shelves and clothing racks. Assist guests in First Things First, Clothes Closet, and Food Pantry. Help with cleaning and restocking of food Transport food waste to compost and other items we cannot use to Goodwill

Organization Requirements

  1. Complete the Complete the New Volunteer Registration
  2. Please schedule yourself for one of the available volunteer orientations. Please do not call asking for orientations not listed or to be excused from this requirement. Once your orientation is complete you will have access to our full volunteer schedule, where you can schedule your required hours.

Number of Placements Available


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1140
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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