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Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service

Planting the seed of hope…Breaking the chain of despair.

Our Mission is to Serve Those in Crisis and to Prevent Homelessness and Hunger.

Our Mission is to Serve Those in Crisis and to Prevent Homelessness and Hunger.

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service is the largest social service provider for individuals, families, and children in the Tri-county area of St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren.

Our motto is… “planting the seed of hope, breaking the chain of despair.”

The Care Service works with a purpose to protect families, especially children, the elderly, and disabled, regardless of race, age, gender, or religion from the despair, hopelessness, and social injustice caused by poverty. Our vision is to uphold and maintain the dignity of all people through ecumenical and community collaboration.

Adopt-A-Family 2019

December 14 & 15

Held on the campus of St. Charles Community College

Remember the excitement and anticipation you felt as a child when writing your Christmas list? The families in our Adopt-A-Family program this year were asked to share their lists with us.

Nine-year-old Andrew shared his Christmas list with us last week. He wants only one thing, a home for his family. Andrew and his mom have been living in a domestic violence shelter for 45 days and he refuses to wish for anything else for Christmas.

Ninety-four-year-old Gertrude began to cry when we asked her what she would like for Christmas. She told us that the last time she remembered getting a present was the year before her daughter died and she had not celebrated since.

Our annual Adopt-A-Family Program is truly a community effort to transform lives at Christmas. Each year over 500 needy families receive wrapped presents, a holiday meal, and the gift of hope thanks to the hundreds of families & individuals, businesses, and organizations who sponsor them.

To learn more about our 2019 Adopt-A-Family Program visit our event page.

Thanks to your support all of  our families have been adopted BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP – please see our wish list for items needed.

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