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Housing program gets boost with $6,000 grant from CREC

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service was awarded a $6,000 Operation Round Up grant. Pictured, from left, are Doug Steinmeyer, Cuivre River Electric Trust board member; Linda Yates, Sts. Joachim and Ann manager of grant development; and Jack Lipin, Sts. Joachim and Ann executive director.

The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board has awarded a $6,000 Operation Round Up grant to Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service for their housing assistance program.
The purpose of the organization’s housing assistance program is to protect families, especially children, senior citizens, and disabled individuals from the despair, hopelessness and social injustice caused by poverty.
Sts. Joachim and Ann is one of the only agencies in the region with the ability to work with families and individuals through the intensive process of case management. They assess, plan, facilitate, advocate, educate, and coordinate care of each person or family served to meet their specific housing need. The agency assists 6,000 individuals each year.
Eligible clients participate in intensive, long-term case management through the agency’s social service team who will work with them to develop tools and resources to increase their chances of becoming self-reliant. Case management assists and coordinates after-care planning, budgeting, credit repair, career counseling and other services identified as being critical for the household’s success.
To learn more about the housing assistance program and other services, visit www.jacares.org or call 636-441-1302.
Sts. Joachim and Ann, located at 4116 McClay Road, St. Charles 63304, assists qualified residents of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties.
Earlier this summer, Sts. Joachim and Ann had a photo exhibit titled “In Plain Sight – Homelessness Exposed” on display at St. Peters Cultural Art Centre. The project showcased photographs taken by homeless individuals in the region in an effort to raise awareness about poverty. The photos can be viewed at inplainsight.live.
The goal of Operation Round Up is to help address needs in the areas of health, education, home weatherization, youth, community and emergency services that cannot be met with other resources. More than $5 million have been awarded to applicants since the Operation Round Up program began in 1997. For more information or to download an application form, visit www.cuivre.com, call 800-392-3709, ext. 4837 or email tschmidt@cuivre.com.