December 17, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina holds graduation ceremony for 2012 Nonprofit Leadership Development Training program graduates

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina graduated six students from its Nonprofit Leadership Development Training certificate program December 7 in a ceremony at the EdVenture’s Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. The students are the fourth graduating class of the certification program. The program is designed for nonprofit leaders who are recognized as having great potential and are ready to take their nonprofit leadership to the next level. Through the prog... [More]
December 17, 2012

Prayer for today – an Advent reflection for the third week of Advent

In Advent we’re invited to trust, to wait, to listen, to be surprised and to be open to the Good News. Like Mary and her kinswoman Elizabeth, we rejoice and give thanks that God has plans for great things to happen through us. We are learning to not be afraid and to live fully while we await His coming. The Angel of the Lord startled Zecharia with the news that he would be a father. Then he calmed the old man: “Do not be afraid. Your prayer has been heard. You will have joy and glad... [More]
December 14, 2012

Latest "Joseph’s Journey" newsletter details how Joseph’s Home transforms the lives of homeless men one man at a time

Mr. H. is typically a soft-spoken, mild-mannered person. But, ask him about his time at Joseph’s Home and he becomes much more animated as he describes the care he received. “All the Joseph’s Home staff, especially Ms. Jackson [Executive Director Georgette Jackson], have supported me all the time,” explained Mr. H. “It relieved my mind knowing I could be somewhere safe, clean and secure. I am very appreciative.” After years of struggling with diabetes and co... [More]
December 13, 2012

Sisters of Charity Health System encourages lawmakers to avoid cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes that health care is a fundamental right for all Americans and that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Since 1965, Medicare and Medicaid have provided access to essential medical services for those in need, including senior citizens, disabled persons, and low-income children and families throughout the country. Today, Medicare and Medicaid are being targeted as opportunities to cut spending to lessen the fiscal challenges facing the country. Read more about how you can take action. [More]
December 10, 2012

Prayer for today – an Advent reflection for the second week of Advent

In the second week of Advent, we reflect upon the joyous reunion of the two kinswomen, Mary and Elizabeth. Mary has traveled to the hill country to the house of Zecharia and Elizabeth, whose child will be known to the world as John the Baptist. Each is aware that she is carrying a child of destiny. At Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth feels her child leap in her womb. She welcomes Mary with the words that have become familiar to us in prayer: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is th... [More]
December 5, 2012

Sr. Judith Ann Karam Receives Humanitarian Award from Diversity Center

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio honored Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, with its 58th Annual Humanitarian Award at an event December 4, 2012, in Cleveland.The award recognizes individuals and corporations of outstanding dedication and community service. Selected by the Diversity Center, each recipient has contributed to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in Northeast Ohio. [More]
December 4, 2012

Mercy Medical Center names ICU nurse Ivan Miller a star performer

Mercy Medical Center named Ivan Miller, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU), its Star Performer employee for October. Mercy’s Star Performer program is the hospital’s employee recognition and rewards program. Hospital employees, volunteers and staff are nominated each month for demonstrating outstanding performance, being a team player, going “above and beyond”, being creative and innovative and championing service excellence. Miller was nominated by grat... [More]
December 3, 2012

Foundations sponsor eighth annual statewide conference for women religious

Nearly 70 women religious (Sisters) attended the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, co-sponsored conference, “Being Present,” held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in November. The annual gathering is a part of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI), which supports congregations of women religious efforts with the poor and underserved of South Carolina. These ... [More]
December 3, 2012

Prayer for today - an Advent reflection for the first week of Advent

Advent, a time of preparation and patience, has been called “the season that teaches us to wait for what is beyond the obvious.” It is a time to hope and to trust. The Gospel of Luke tells the story of the Annunciation, that turning point in human history, when the Archangel Gabriel announces to Mary, the Virgin, that she is to be a mother. Startled and awed by the angel’s message, the practical girl responds by asking, “How can this be?” “Nothing is impossi... [More]
November 30, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $65,000 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded 24 Caritas grants, totaling $65,000, to nonprofit and faith-based organizations meeting the basic needs of the underserved in 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 $600,000. “This funding will support these organizations as they address, daily, those facing situational ... [More]

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