The Daughters of Charity have been serving Chicago communities most affected by poverty since 1861. In 2001, they established St. Joseph Services to further their commitment to those in need. The goal was to develop an outreach ministry to partner with local parishes and community nonprofits.
With the help of our partners, St. Joseph Services created After School and Summer Camp programs for youth in the Austin community. Within a few years, youth and adult programs began to take shape in Humboldt Park, offering After School programs and English as a Second Language (ESL), Computer Literacy, and Citizenship classes for adults.
What We Do
Through educational and supportive programs, St. Joseph Services empowers Chicago youth and adult students to move from poverty to self-sufficiency. With over 20 years of successful outreach, St. Joseph Services has become a vital part of the community, breaking the cycle of poverty and helping individuals reach their full potential.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Inspired by the vision of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Services educates and inspires youth and adults, developing values and talents through collaborations to strengthen communities.
Collaboration: To network and partner with others to provide and enhance services
Hospitality: Welcoming others in a spirit of openness and compassion
Empowerment: Educating, mentoring, and assisting others to grow toward their full potential
Excellence: Providing the highest quality of services and achieve measurable social impact
Respect: Treating others with reverence, compassion, and integrity and promote equity and equality
Service: Practicing generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need