March 30, 2012

Regina Health Center resident helps the lost find home - read the latest newsletter

When 37 of the Lost Boys of Sudan fled their war-torn homeland for Cleveland in 2001, Sister Mary Frances Harrington, CSJ, was there to welcome them with open arms and ensure Cleveland became their new home. Now 80 and an assisted-living resident at ReginaHealth Center, her schedule is as busy as ever... read more in the latest edition of "The Heart of Regina Health Center" newsletter. (see the link below to open a .PDF file of the newsletter) RHC12.1_SpringNews_FINAL.pdf (1.46 mb)
March 27, 2012

Getting Much-Needed Attention - Read the Latest Newsletter from Healthy Learners

Rhonda was concerned about her 4-year-old son, William, because he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that caused him to have trouble focusing in school (4-year-old kindergarten). He also had multiple learning disabilities. Rhonda didn’t know what to do and felt overwhelmed because her family did not have health insurance and did not qualify for Medicaid. She was working 10-hour days making minimum wage and her husband also did not make much money. She asked William’s school for help and they referred her to Healthy Learners. The Healthy Learners Dillon office coordinated a doctor’s visit, paid for the visit and paid for the medication prescribed to William to help control his ADHD. Healthy Learners also covered eye care and glasses, dentist visits and additional doctor visits for William and his older brother Hunter. “I don’t know what we would have done without Healthy Learners because there was nowhere else to go,” said Rhonda. “We would have had to choose whether to buy groceries or pay for the doctor. If I had quit my job to qualify for Medicaid, we would have lost everything we had because we wouldn’t have been able to pay bills.” Today, William is in a first-grade special education class receiving speech therapy and therapy for a comprehension disability. The ADHD medication has helped him focus in school. Together with the specialized attention he receives in special education, his grades have improved tremendously. Both William and Hunter now receive Medicaid, but Rhonda is grateful for the help they received from Healthy Learners. “It’s hard to not get emotional when I talk about Healthy Learners. It’s hard to explain just how much they mean to me and our family. They gave me such peace of mind and lifted a tremendous pressure from us,” said Rhonda. Read more about Healthy Learners in the latest issue of "Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners." Click the link below to view a PDF of the newsletter. HL_News_Spring12Digital_final.pdf (665.88 kb)
December 5, 2011

Plain Dealer introduces series featuring Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to reducing disparities in health and education in the Central Neighborhood near downtown Cleveland. Residents of this community, like so many in our region, experience poor outcomes in education and health, which make it much harder for residents to move out of poverty. The foundation is working on developing a "Promise Neighborhood" in Central that works to improve children's success in school and the community in general. This work has been supported and noticed by many, including The Plain Dealer, which has published the first story in an occasional series about the ongoing effort to create the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. [More]
November 28, 2011

Sisters of Charity Health System provides $54.6 million in annual community benefit

The Plain Dealer recently reviewed the community benefit local health systems provide throughout northeast Ohio. In 2010, the Sisters of Charity Health System and its subsidiaries, which include five acute care Catholic hospitals, three grantmaking foundations, several outreach organizations and two elder care facilities, collectively provided $54.6 million in community benefit. This includes $21.8 million in charity care at cost; $23.1 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid; and $9.7 million community health services, health professional education, community building activities and outreach to the medically disadvantaged. More...
June 17, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $467,937 in Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 10 responsive grants totaling $467,937 to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina. Responsive grants are designed to address the root causes of poverty using strategic methods that allow the foundation to work closely with grantees and develop collaborative relationships by selectively offering focused technical assistance and more intentional monitoring through site visits. Responsive grants are awarded once a year. More...
June 1, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Awards $79,500 in Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 31 Caritas grants, totaling $64,500, and three other grants, totaling $15,000, to nonprofit and faith-based organizations across South Carolina. Caritas grants are for organizations providing outreach services to the poor and marginalized. They are one-year grants designed for organizations with annual budgets of less than $250,000. More...
May 18, 2011

Second Training in Series for Continuum of Care Funded Agencies is May 23

In an effort to build the capacity of the homeless services provider community, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is partnering with the Saint Luke's Foundation, the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services and Mental Health Services, Inc. to offer a year-long training series called Housing Cuyahoga County: A Training Series for Continuum of Care Funded Agencies. The nine-part series will run through October of 2011 and will offer homeless service providers the opportunity to learn about national and local best practice models to effectively prevent and end homelessness. More...
May 6, 2011

Foundation accepting applications for leadership training programs

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is accepting applications until June 30, 2011, for two leadership programs geared towards leaders in the nonprofit sector. Both programs, which aim to help nonprofit leaders in South Carolina take their skills to the next level, are part of the foundation’s Carolina Academy for Nonprofits, which offers workshops to nonprofit organizations. More...
March 31, 2011

Early Childhood Resource Center publishes 10th anniversary report

The Early Childhood Resource Center recently released its 10th anniversary report, which shares the center's history, as well as recent successes. [More]
March 31, 2011

Early Childhood Resource Center publishes 10th anniversary report

The Early Childhood Resource Center recently released its 10th anniversary report, which shares the center's history, as well as recent successes. [More]

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