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.
Please consider offering your time, talent or treasure to support the men at Joseph’s Home. We gratefully welcome in-kind donations, financial donations or volunteers. Please click below for more information on how you can help become part of our family.
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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.
Christine Horne became the executive director of Joseph’s Home in November 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience and leadership in Catholic ministry to the position. She previously served in a variety of roles at Catholic Charities Corporation.
Most recently, Ms. Horne served as the director of Catholic Charities in Lorain County, overseeing a staff of 30 with an annual budget of $1 million. Her key responsibilities included strategic planning, program development and implementation, fiscal oversight and fund development. In prior roles at Catholic Charities, she has also been responsible for risk management, quality improvement and management of intensive treatment center.
Ms. Horne received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in nonprofit administration and leadership from Cleveland State University. She is a licensed social worker (LSW).
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