July 26, 2016

National initiative to end youth homelessness selects Cleveland, Austin and Los Angeles to launch 100-Day Challenges

Following a competitive nationwide search, A Way Home America announced on July 25th that Cleveland, Austin and Los Angeles will each launch a 100-Day Challenge to advance efforts to end youth homelessness. Through the challenges, A Way Home America seeks to support and accelerate the local work of the selected communities and to inform national dialogue, learning and policy to prevent and end youth homelessness. The three communities will receive support from the Rapid Results Institute to drive toward ambitious goals over 100 days, starting September 7th.

Cleveland/Cuyahoga County’s 100-Day Challenge will be coordinated by A Place 4 Me, a cross-sector initiative of more than 50 public and private agencies. The initiative has developed a strategic plan to prevent and end youth homelessness that prioritizes youth transitioning from foster care, a population particularly vulnerable to housing instability. A Place 4 Me is a collaboration led by the YWCA Greater Cleveland; Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services, including the Division of Children and Family Services and the Office of Homeless Services; FrontLine Service; the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative; and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, which has provided technical assistance and catalyzed funding partnership to support this initiative. [More]
July 25, 2016

SCHS communicator chosen for Leadership Cleveland class of 2017

Heather Stoll, vice president of external affairs for the Sisters of Charity Health System, has been selected to the Leadership Cleveland class of 2017 by the Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC). Stoll joins a class of 65 other members who were chosen through a competitive and highly selective application process. [More]
July 21, 2016

Sisters of Charity Health System & partners launch #SpeakUpCLE social media campaign to take a stand against poverty

Clevelanders are known for our grit. We fight for what we believe in … and right now, there’s plenty to believe in. But that’s only half the story. Nearly 40% of Clevelanders are living in poverty. Almost 60% of Cleveland’s children live in poverty. This is a reality we must face long after the crowds have disappeared.Poverty is a formidable foe … but Cleveland is a city of fighters. Many partners throughout this city and beyond are working to make real impact through: Quality education | Safe, healthy and affordable housing | Food security | Quality, affordable health care | Job creation, preparation and access.

Take a stand against poverty. Join the conversation. #SpeakUpCLE. [More]
July 18, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General visits St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., is traveling the country to address the opioid crisis and visited St. Vincent Charity Medical Center July 12. He toured Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity to hear from health care providers, community members and advocates working to combat the opioid epidemic. [More]
July 15, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes senior program director, program officer

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, as ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, today announced the appointment of two new members of its staff: Adrienne R. Mundorf, MPH as senior program director and Erica N. Chambers, MPH as program officer, health. [More]
July 8, 2016

Joseph’s Home new partnership works to quickly find housing for homeless men

Joseph's Home recently partnered with Emerald Development and Economic Network, Inc. (EDEN), a contract agency of the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, to strengthen the help residents receive to find housing once they leave Joseph's Home. [More]
July 7, 2016

Joseph’s Home empowers homeless men with tools to live independently

Joseph’s Home empowers men who are experiencing homelessness and acute illness to heal in a nurturing, faith-based environment and achieve independence. One of the ways Joseph’s Home does this is by providing the men it serves with the tools they need to thrive once they leave. A new chronic disease self-management program, which was profiled in the latest "Joseph’s Journey" e-newsletter, is helping achieve that goal. [More]
July 6, 2016

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families partners with Men's Wearhouse for suit drive

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families and Men's Wearhouse have again partnered to provide fathers in South Carolina with business attire donated through the National Suit Drive. Throughout July, the center is encouraging South Carolina residents to donate gently used professional attire at any Men’s Wearhouse location. [More]
July 2, 2016

Sister Judith Ann Karam: Looking to the future with fidelity to mission, leadership formation

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, penned an article reflecting on the first year of the Catholic Health Association’s second century and about the work of fulfilling the ministry's promise for a future of hope. The article was published in the July 1 issue of "Catholic Health World." [More]
June 30, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $175,000 to Immigrant Families Initiative grantees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has announced its 2016 Immigrant Families Initiative grants totaling $175,000 to eight organizations serving South Carolina’s immigrant and refugee populations. [More]

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