Resources for Scholars, Parents, and Families

At Catalyst Circle Rock, we want to help you and your scholar be prepared for success at our school and beyond!  Below you can find links to online resources, downloadable forms, and other documents.

School Resources

Medical Forms and Policies

Catalyst Schools follow the medical polcies of our district authorizer, Chicago Public Schools. Applicable forms and policies can be found by following this link.


Community Resources

Circle Urban Ministries

Catalyst works in close partnership with Circle Urban Ministries, a social service organization that has served the Austin community for over 40 years. Catalyst Circle Rock and Circle Urban Ministries share a building and regularly collaborate to offer a variety of resources to neighborhood families. While Catalyst provides neighborhood students with quality public education, Circle Urban Ministries offers wrap-around services that include after-school and mentoring programs.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP provides a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of the benefit is determined based on income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. Call LIHEAP at 312-743-1482.

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization Renter’s Hotline

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization Renter’s Hotline allows renters living in Chicago to gather free advice on landlord or housing concerns. Call the hotline at 773-292-4988.

Chicago Workforce Center

Chicago's five Workforce Centers and over 30 community-based affiliate organizations offer a range of services to help Chicagoans find and keep good-paying jobs. Give them a call at 773-884-7000.

Crime Victims Assistance Hotline

If you believe that you have been the victim of a crime, please call the Crime Victims Assistance Hotline at 800-228-3368.

Connections for Abused Women and Children

Connections for Abused Women and Children, or CAWC, provides a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. If you need immediate help, call CAWC’s 24-hour hotline at 773-278-4566.

Bethel New Life

Bethel New Life empowers individuals, strengthens families, and builds neighborhoods through community-driven, solution-oriented, and value-centered approaches. To learn more, call Bethel New Life at 773-826-8121.

Cathedral Shelter Job Readiness and Placement Services

Cathedral Shelter’s job readiness and placement services are designed to help clients become self-supporting. Their services include vocational and educational counseling; computer training; job search assistance; referrals to job training programs; and career readiness workshops in resume writing, interviewing, and workplace behavior. For more information, give them a call at 312-997-2222.

Support Catalyst    

Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.