Our Mission


Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service was founded in 1981 by five volunteers, with $500 in-hand and a profound spirit of charity.  Little did those five realize how far their dedication to assisting those in need would go, or how many thousands of people would be empowered, encouraged and uplifted by that spirit.

We are the primary provider of programs for individuals, families and children in the tri-county area of St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren.  Services are available for those who earn at or below 50% of the state median income.

We offer comprehensive case management and wrap around services that connect those in need with many community partners.  Together, we work to stabilize and move them toward a state of sustainability.

The Care Service is heavily supported by the community with more than 100,000 volunteer hours per year in addition to donations of material, labor, food and monetary contributions.

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Food Pantry Tax Credits Are Back!

The State of Missouri has re-established the “Food Pantry Tax Credit.” Donations of food (with receipt) or money to Sts. Joachim and Ann Food Pantry up to $5,000 and made before December 31, 2014, are eligible for a 50% tax credit (up to $2,500) on your Missouri tax return. Only tax returns filed by April 15, 2015 are eligible for the tax credit and certain documentation is required. To find out more, visit the Missouri Department of Revenue website , contact your personal tax consultant or call our Director of Finance, Mary Reynolds, at 636-441-1302, ext. 260.  If making donations by check, please write ‘Food Pantry’ in memo line.

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Event Calendar

Below is a quick look at what we have coming up next.

Please visit our Events Page for a complete 2014 calendar of events.


Call (636) 441-1302, Ext. 263 for details.

Monday, September 15

Annual Golf Outing

We are excited to host this year’s outing at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville and hope you join us on the fairways in an effort to help those in crisis and prevent homelessness and hunger.  Click for our sponsorship form or registration form. The Annual Golf Outing is vital in helping us raise the funds necessary to deliver our services those who are seeking assistance.  We welcome you to join us for a fun day of golf and networking while helping to make an impact for generations to come.  Your participation or sponsorship, at any level, is important.  Join our sponsors, Mercy, Stifel Nicolaus, the St. Louis Lions, and Century Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in carrying out our mission to help feed and shelter those in crisis.


Saturday, October 25

5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run at St. Charles Community College

fun run

To register, go to www.halloweenhowl.org

See more photos on our Facebook pages:  The Howl Facebook Page or the Care Service Facebook Page



We love our volunteers!

VOLUNTEER WEEK, Celebrated April 7 – 12

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Without your dedication, we would not have the ability to deliver needed services to thousands in crisis each year.  Thank you to 120 of you who volunteer weekly in the PANTRY, PROGRAMS and ADMINISTRATIVE areas.  Thank you to the hundreds more who ADVOCATE on our behalf and volunteer for ON-CALL projects, ADOPT-A-FAMILY, FUNDRAISING EVENTS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, DRIVES and assistance with a myriad of other services.  You make a huge difference in the community and in furthering the mission.  We believe we have the greatest volunteers in the world!

​We asked a few of you, “Why do you do it?”  Here’s what you told us…  click here.

Want to be an Employee or a Volunteer?

The Care Service relies on the help of regular volunteers for daily operation. Currently, 87% of our staff are volunteers. To get more information on how you can help click here for Employment and Volunteer Opportunities. The Care Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Celebration Room

Hosting an Event?

The Care Service Celebration Room is perfect for formal or informal gatherings of up to 200 people at a nominal charge.

A wood dome and stained glass ceiling with mosaic rock walls create a distinctive atmosphere for your special event.

Recommended caterers include:
River City Catering, Quintessential Catering, and the Columns Caterers.  Or, you can bring your own food and use our convenient kitchen facilities.

All proceeds will help the Care Service further its mission to “serve those in crisis and to prevent homelessness and hunger” in our local communities.

Contact Nancy Conover, Facilities Coordinator, for more rental information at (636) 441-1302 ext. 253 or email nconover@jacares.org.

More About Us

Our Motto:  “Planting the Seed of Hope…Breaking the Chain of Despair”

The Care Service, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has made considerable improvements in service delivery for our clients over years.  We are now formally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), (View Press Release), have used best practices in developing our business standards, and have put quality control methods in place to become a model agency for others across the state and the nation.  These measures increase our ability 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.

Performance & Quality Improvement Plan (PQI)
We invite you to learn more about us by reviewing our Performance and Quality Improvement Plan in PDF.

You can also view our PQI Plan, PQI Flow Chart, and other organizational information by viewing our About Us page.

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We would like to recognize a few supporting agencies who make it possible for us to carry out our mission throughout the year: