Joseph's Home

Joseph's Home

Joseph's Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care. While men stabilize their physical illness in a nurturing faith-based environment, they also develop their individual housing plans and connections to behavioral health supports. Joseph's Home offers an eleven-bed facility with private rooms, ongoing medical supervision, medication management, nutritious home-cooked meals and coordination with local health care providers. Residents also receive intensive case management that includes development of permanent housing plans, benefit(s) review, transportation to and from any needed medical or housing appointments, and supportive programming that includes identifying community resources and supports.

For alumni, Joseph's Home offers a robust alumni program. Alumni stay connected through intensive follow-up via in-home visits, telephone calls, alumni events and an open invitation back to the house for staff support, meals and laundry facilities.

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.

Joseph's Home

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.


Joseph’s Home

2412 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

p: 216 685 1551

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Established 2000

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

Executive Director,
Joseph’s Home

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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Joseph's Home becomes a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Joseph’s Home recently became a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, joining more than 70 agencies nationwide who provide medical respite care for the homeless. Being a member offers the opportunity to bring the perspective and challenges of Joseph’s Home to this national forum on health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness.[More]

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Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1.[More]

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Joseph’s Home annual benefit luncheon to help ill homeless men heal

Joseph’s Home will hold it signature fundraising event—Perseverance in Hope—Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland to raise funds to provide meals, shelter and other care for the acutely ill homeless men who receive temporary shelter there and medical respite to promote healing and long-term self-sufficiency.[More]

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Health care and community leaders welcome new SCHS president & CEO at GCHI event

Cleveland and Northeast Ohio medical and community leaders recently gathered at the Global Center for Health Innovation to welcome Thomas J. Strauss as president & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More than 300 community and industry leaders gathered for the event, which featured a keynote from Tom, as well as remarks from Sister Judith Ann Karam CSA, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Robert Spangler M.D., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System; and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. [More]

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Diocese of Cleveland launches crowdfunding event November 29: #weGiveCatholic

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the first-ever online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called We Give Catholic and will take place Tuesday, November 29, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by sharing the news or making a gift.[More]

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