Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards more than $2 million in grants for third and fourth quarters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton Board of Directors has announced $2,031,754 in grants for the third and fourth quarters of 2021 to organizations serving Stark and surrounding counties. As need persists in the community, the foundation continues to effect systemic change by funding foundation-led initiatives, strategic collaborations and responsive efforts. This support is critical to ensuring the well-being of neighbors, friends and families.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families announces new board members

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which works to create stronger, more successful families by helping fathers build the skills they need to be responsible and engaged, recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. Joining the board are: Dezmond Bernard Sumter, MD, family medicine specialist; Belinda Cook, assistant vice president of human resources, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company; and, Julian A. Ratterree Jr. (Jay), senior vice president, United Bank.…

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Cleveland Bridge Builders chooses Joseph’s Home for leadership project

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about how several participants from the Cleveland Bridge Builders program spent several months evaluating the work environment at Joseph's Home and then making recommendations to help enhance efforts to retain, develop and recruit a diverse staff. The newsletter also has an update about the Mary's Home Capital Campaign, a recap of the Perseverance in Hope: 2021 virtual benefit luncheon, which raised more than $60,000, news updates and more.…

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Multiple health system ministries participating in annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event November 30

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event, #weGiveCatholic, happens Tuesday, November 30, which is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by making a gift and/or sharing the news. Donating is a seamless experience you can do from your computer or mobile device any time from midnight until 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on the website weGiveCatholic.org.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland part of local coalition that raises more than $5.8 million to start nonprofit newsroom

A coalition of Cleveland-based organizations - including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland - and the American Journalism Project are partnering to launch an independent, community-led, nonprofit newsroom serving Cleveland. Cleveland’s newsroom, slated for launch in 2022, will produce high-quality journalism on a daily basis that centers community voices and lets residents help set the agenda for newsgathering. The coalition of philanthropies has raised more than $5.8 million to date for the organization.…

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Mary's Home blessing brings ministry closer to serving medically fragile women who are experiencing homelessness

On November 3, the dream to serve the physical and mental health needs of medically fragile women experiencing homelessness became a step closer to reality with the blessing of Mary's Home. Mary's Home is a 10-bed facility that was a former school and daycare center adjacent to Joseph’s Home. It is expected to open in early 2022 and will serve greater Cleveland’s population of single, adult women who are experiencing homelessness and have acute medical conditions.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $720,500 in grant funding

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded 95 grants totaling $720,500 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations. Each organization is working to better the lives of those experiencing poverty in South Carolina. Since 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded more than 3,200 grants to South Carolina nonprofits totaling nearly $81 million.…

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Fatherhood program helps guide father on journey to obtain custody of his children

Russell Knight came to the fatherhood program at Father to Father, Inc. feeling frustrated. He felt he was doing everything within his power to overcome his past. Through the fatherhood program, Russell has improved his mindset, communication skills and parenting skills. He has gained a new perspective on his world and does everything he can to share with others the motivation and kindness he has found in the fatherhood program with others. Father to Father, Inc. is a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.…

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Foundation's Generative Spirits podcast features Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND, reflecting on 25 years working for the Diocese of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. In this two-part podcast, Sister Rita Mary Harwood, SND, reflects on more than 25 years working for the Diocese of Cleveland, where she initiated ministries to several historically marginalized groups, including the incarcerated, the LGBTQ community, migrant families and refugees.…

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Ask Congress to Urge the Administration to Advocate Reconciliation Priorities

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States in asking Congress to contact President Biden to push for inclusion of important health and social needs policies in the reconciliation package being negotiated with Congress. The forthcoming Build Back Better legislation presents a historic opportunity to truly aid the most marginalized in our country by providing resources to the elderly, working families, children, immigrants and low-income, minority and rural populations who need support in the face of challenges posed by the pandemic and ongoing inequality and poverty.…

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Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Champions of Central nominations due by October 27

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood annually honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the vibrancy of the Central neighborhood through its Champions of Central awards. Nominations for this year's Champions of Central awards are due by Wednesday, October 27. Champions of Central are ideally either residents of the Central neighborhood or staff members at Central-serving organizations who help partnering organizations fulfill their missions and make significant contributions to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.…

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A Place 4 Me featured on NPR's 1A about navigating foster care during the pandemic

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 140,000 children lost a caregiver or parent due to pandemic-related causes. So where do those children go? Some of them could end up in the foster care system. But that system is already strained and facing new challenges because of COVID-19. What has the pandemic meant for the state of foster care? Kai Cotton, youth navigator at A Place 4 Me, spoke to WAMU's "1A" about her experience working with young people who have aged out of the foster care system and the many barriers to their growth and well-being. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of the A Place 4 Me initiative.…

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Health Campus partners talk community engagement on WOVU

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland plans to construct a health campus, a space that provides care for the whole person, addressing medical needs as well as social and economic challenges. The new campus will continue the legacy of the Sisters of Charity’s commitment to serving the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community. Many local organizations will be involved in bringing this health campus to life. Richaun Bunton of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, Dr. Shemariah Arki of Sankofa Circle International and Chris Kroner of MASS Design sat down with TC Lewis of WOVU in early October to talk about their ongoing process for community engagement within the Central neighborhood and the next steps toward a vision for the health campus.…

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Leadership transition signals new era of Catholic health ministry from Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) today announced its president & CEO, Thomas J. Strauss, will step down from his position effective December 31, 2021, after five years of dedicated service to the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. Janice G. Murphy, MSN, FACHE, will step into the role of president & CEO of SCHS effective January 1, 2022.…

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Health systems joins Catholic Health Association in signing climate action letter from Catholic institutions for U.S. political leaders

The Sisters of Charity Health System stands with the Catholic Health Association of the United States and other Catholic health care organizations and Catholic institutions in signing a Catholic Climate Action Letter. The letter will be presented to the Biden administration and Congress right before the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families receives $25,000 A Community Thrives grant

A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowd-funding program from the USA Today Network and a part of the Gannett Foundation, announced that the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF) is the recipient of a $25,000 A Community Thrives grant. SCCFF will receive $25,000 for expanding marketing efforts to promote its program called Reality Check, a course for young men ages 16-21.…

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Catholic Health World features Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in cover story about gathering community input to inform creation of a health campus

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in June announced plans to create a health campus in the city’s Central neighborhood, aiming to build up medical and social services around St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. In its October 1 issue, Catholic Health World features the foundation in a cover story about its work to invest in the neighborhood and gather input and ideas to create the health campus to advance health and healing.…

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St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeon writes about experiencing pain during exercise in Cleveland Jewish News

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Levy writes a monthly column for the Cleveland Jewish News focusing on orthopedic issues, concerns and topics. One of his latest columns focuses on exercise and knowing when to stop or keep going by understanding the difference between “pain” and “general discomfort.”…

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The Repository: SPARK keeps helping children get ready for school

When the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton started operating the SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) kindergarten readiness program in 2003, it was serving 140 children living in one urban and one rural community in Stark County. Today, the children that were part of that first SPARK program are no longer children at all—in fact, they’re turning 21 and 22 this year. To date, more than 16,000 children from 22 school districts within nine Ohio counties have been impacted by the program.…

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Joseph's Home executive director and Perseverance in Hope keynote speaker talk about medical respite and its importance in the community on Ideastream Public Media

Joseph's Home Executive Director Beth Graham and Bobby Watts, keynote speaker for the upcoming Perseverance in Hope Benefit Luncheon and National Health Care for the Homeless Council CEO, spoke about medical respite and its importance in the community on Ideastream Public Media’s program, The Sound of Ideas, on September 22.…

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Ask Congress to Include Ministry Priorities in Reconciliation Bill

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association in urging Congress to include important provisions to expand health coverage and provide resources for safety net programs in the reconciliation package currently being drafted in the House. Please ask your members of Congress to make sure these important measures are included in a final legislative package.…

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St. Vincent Charity first hospital in Ohio to perform total knee replacement procedures with next-generation robot system

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is among the first health care facilities in the United States and the first health care facility in Ohio to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® Total Knee Application for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from THINK Surgical, Inc. Bernard Stulberg, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with the Spine & Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity, performed the first procedure with the new system in late August. THINK's TSolution One robot system for TKA supports an open implant library, giving surgeons a choice of implants from different manufacturers, facilitating greater patient customization. …

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Generative Spirits podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland discusses commitment to El Salvador

The Diocese of Cleveland has had a connection to El Salvador since it sent priests, nuns and lay volunteers to the country in 1964 to assist dioceses and support parish life in countries where there was a need for more ministers. COAR, the Community of St. Oscar A. Romero, was founded in 1980 as an orphanage by a Cleveland Diocese Mission Team priest during El Salvador’s civil war. Today, COAR Children’s Village continues its mission to serve vulnerable children and the community with foster care for 50-100 children; schooling for 1,000 children; and, a clinic, pharmacy and other services for the entire community. The newest Generative Spirits podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland discusses the mission and history of COAR and how its connection to Cleveland has lasted for decades.…

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