Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland honored for its work to end homelessness


By Roxanne Washington
The Plain Dealer
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The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recently received an award for the groups work to end homelessness.
The foundation was recognized for helping convene the Housing First Initiative in 2002 and spending the next decade collaborating and bringing together homeless service providers and agencies across Cuyahoga County. The initiative was established with the goal of opening 1,000 units of permanent housing in the Cleveland area.
"Since then the initiative has created more than 500 units with dignity, permanence and the comforts of home for individuals who had once experienced long-term homelessness," said Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity of Foundation. "As a result, our community is well on its way to ending chronic homelessness, with a 62 percent reduction since 2006 when the first Housing First site opened."
The foundation was recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Council of Foundations at the council's award ceremony in San Diego.
Sisters of Charity is one of 10 recipients - one for each of the HUD regions - of the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

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