Who We Are

Ministry Purpose:

Shine the light of Jesus Christ’s grace, compassion, peace and joy to glorify God. We are servants of the Lord to bring comfort, healing and restoration to those who are lost, broken hearted, mourning or in despair. Whatever we do, we do it all for the glory of God. We are not religious, but simply followers of Jesus and servants of God. Our ministry is of the Church, by the Church and for the Church. We are in the Body of Christ and powered by the Gospel and Holy Spirit. We are non-denominational and not affiliated with any one church congregation. We serve to bring God’s peace and the full, abundant life that Jesus Christ gives, shining light in a dark, pain-filled world.

 Our Agency: We are a non-profit (501C3) agency with multiple programs to accomplish our mission.

We have a number of programs focused on facilitating connection, relationship and preventing isolation/seclusion, loneliness, boredom and depression.  Our programs and activities provide opportunities for mental engagement, relational connection and overall full/quality life. Both the outreach activities via our Aging Life Care program and provides opportunity to encounter God’s love, compassion, beauty, joy, edification, healing and restoration life to the fullest.

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Our Founder


Joanne H. McCarley is the Founder and Executive Director of Compass ShiningCare. She is a Care Manager Certified and has a degree in Social Work, as well as over 25 years of experience working with seniors and disabled adults in both medical and community settings. As Executive Director, Joanne has utilized her education and experience to develop programs offering necessary resources and services to disabled adults and elders, as well as the families and professionals who are responsible for them. In addition to program development and directing, she remains highly involved as our Programs Director and Lead Care Manager. Joanne views her work as more than a career and business. Having elderly loved ones herself, she understands the level of need for our kind of services, and is passionate and dedicated to creating and providing superior, innovative, affordable services for families.

Joanne is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for clients and/or families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults.

About the CMC Certification: Consumers and other professionals can be confident in their choice when selecting a Care Manager who holds the CMC credential, as they are qualified to perform the full range of care management tasks through a validated, standardized examination. All CMC Candidates must meet rigorous education, experience, and supervision requirements to qualify for the exam. Candidates are tested on the five domains  unique to care management. The test is administered by an independent testing company.

In order to maintain certification, CMCs are required to participate in continuing education and professional development. Certification is renewed every three years to ensure that Care Managers are practicing at the highest professional level.

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Professional Memberships

We pride ourselves in our commitment to stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of senior services and aging research. To this end, our Aging Life Care Professionals are members of the following professional organizations:

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