Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Health System, Joseph’s Home is a safe, supportive environment for homeless individuals transitioning from local hospitals and other social service agencies following a period of illness or surgery.
The roots of this nonprofit outreach ministry were planted in 1851 when the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) arrived in Cleveland, Ohio from France and served as the city’s first public health nurses. The first CSA Sisters quickly went to work serving the health and educational needs of Cleveland’s most impoverished and vulnerable residents. Through the Sisters of Charity Health System, the sisters remain dedicated to addressing the root causes of poverty and meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional and collective needs of the communities they serve.
In the late 1990s, a group of CSA Sisters identified an unmet community need in greater Cleveland for a nurturing, caring environment for men in transition with acute medical needs to heal and achieve independence. With a long legacy of responding to the unmet needs of the community’s most vulnerable residents, the Sisters of Charity Health System opened Joseph’s Home in June 2000.
More than 400 men have passed through the doors of Joseph’s Home and re-entered the world with a renewed sense of self, a place to call home, stabilized health conditions, and educational and job opportunities. Each year, approximately 40 to 50 men are served, with a capacity of 11 men at any given time.
Learn more about Joseph’s Home at www.josephshome.com.
2412 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
P. 216 685 1551
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Joseph’s Home is a safe, supportive environment for homeless individuals transitioning from local hospitals and other social service agencies following a period of illness or surgery.
Georgette Jackson joined Joseph's Home as its executive director in 2007 with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, finance, advocacy and administrative systems management. She previously served as an intake specialist at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland. Prior to that, Ms. Jackson served as interim executive director for ORCA House Inc., one of the oldest African American recovery centers in the country, and as director of admissions and marketing for Hillside Plaza, a long-term care facility in Cleveland. Read More »