Joseph's Home executive director and Perseverance in Hope keynote speaker to talk about medical respite Sept 22 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, will talk about medical respite and its importance in the community on Ideastream Public Media’s program, The Sound of Ideas, on Wednesday, September 22, at 9 a.m.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

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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Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System, Catholic Health Association

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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Upstate Fatherhood Coalition one of only 10 organizations in South Carolina to receive grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for workforce development

The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, is one of only 10 organizations in South Carolina to receive a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for building and enhancing strategic engineering initiatives that will help grow the energy industry’s workforce of tomorrow. The grants are designed to strengthen programs that serve underrepresented audiences, including minorities and military veterans.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Health System and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland partner with United Way and local hospitals and insurers to bring health innovation to Clevelanders

United Way of Greater Cleveland, The Rose Centers for Aging Well, the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and nine other hospital and health insurance partners have announced the launch of the Collaborative Investments + Health program. The program is an innovative and sustainable investment strategy that brings together hospital networks, Medicaid managed care providers and other stakeholders to collaborate on and lead programs designed to improve the lives of Clevelanders. The first six-month pilot will support Nutrition Solution, an expanded home-delivered meal service that combines medically tailored meals (MTMs), nutrition education and weekly wellness calls for older adults.…

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Healthy Learners expands Songwriters in the Round fundraising event to two nights and two locations

Healthy Learners is expanding its annual Songwriters in the Round fundraiser to include an event in Georgetown, South Carolina, on September 11 and a second event in Columbia on October 1. At this popular fundraiser, which is designed in the spirit of Nashville and the famous Bluebird Cafe, attendees can hear songwriters share the songs they’ve written for many of the stars of country music and the stories behind the songs.…

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Healthy Learners, Outreach

Conversations with Catholic Sisters podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland explores looking within to find spirituality in solitude

For some people, it’s scary to quiet the outside world and look within. “But that's where all the answers are,” said Sister Cheryl Rose, HM. “That's where the peace is. That's where the joy is. That's where the answer is to every question you have.” The newest Generative Spirits podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland encourages listeners to look inside and find spirituality in solitude.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton contributes to new visitor center at Fry Family Park

Stark Parks, which includes 15 parks and 120 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails located around Canton, Ohio, recently opened a new visitor center at Fry Family Park with the help of several local foundations, including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. The visitor center features a wet lab, library, and various indoor and outdoor spaces for educational activities and community events.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launches fourth-annual Reel Connection Campaign

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF) recently launched its fourth-annual Reel Connection campaign to support the center’s fatherhood programs and celebrate the importance of fathers spending quality time with their children. The highlight of the campaign is a chance to win a unique day-long father-child fishing trip with Bassmaster Davy Hite.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Joseph's Home virtual benefit luncheon September 28 to help heal ill men and women experiencing homelessness

Perseverance in Hope: The 2021 Joseph’s Home Benefit Luncheon is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable healing and achievements of the medically fragile men experiencing homelessness who have stabilized their health and transformed their lives at Joseph’s Home. Due to continued caution during the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be held virtually. It will be broadcast live on September 28 with the hope of raising awareness of this vital ministry and critical funds needed to support the complex needs of the men it serves - and soon women. This year, the luncheon will also celebrate Joseph's Home expanding to serve women experiencing homelessness at Mary’s Home, which is scheduled to open in December.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

New video shares the story of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have served the Diocese of Cleveland in health care, education and social services since 1851. That’s when two sisters and two postulants arrived from France to serve as the city’s first public health nurses at the request of The Most Reverend Amadeus Rappe, first Bishop of Cleveland. This early history and ongoing mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are highlighted in a recently released video, Building a Legacy.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton enables therapeutic equestrian center to digitize for sustainability

Pegasus Farm is a therapeutic equestrian center in Hartville, Ohio, founded by three Canton City School teachers to offer children with disabilities the opportunity for physical activity and recreation. Today, Pegasus provides more than 13,000 hours of lessons each year to more than 500 individuals from eight counties. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has supported the efforts of Pegasus Farms since 2012. A lack of a digitized data collection system meant Pegasus was missing out on critical funding opportunities. The foundation provided guidance and funding to help Pegasus address this needs and create an evaluation plan that will improve program outcomes and increase funding.…

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South Carolina fatherhood program helps father of two gain custody and become a better dad

Coming home from prison last year meant change for Scotty Miles, father of two. “I went to the DSS office, and they said they cannot do anything because they were not involved anymore and sent me to A Father’s Way. I started doing the classes and it just really helped me a lot.” A Father's Way is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. It supports six fatherhood programs in communities across the state to strengthen families through fatherhood engagement. …

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Light of Hearts Villa to host virtual Luminary Illuminations fundraiser September 16

Light of Hearts Villa will be shining a light on loved ones and heroes with a special luminary during National Assisted Living Week (September 12-18). Light of Hearts Villa is hosting a special virtual event on September 16 called Luminary Illuminations to honor those who make life a bit brighter for others while supporting residents through donations.…

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Light of Hearts Villa, health care

A Father's Place launches Ready for Life program for young men

A Father's Place, a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, launched a new program in June called Ready for Life that focuses on teaching high school males the realities of becoming a father too soon, as well as important every-day life skills and decision-making. The program is designed to actively engage both current and yet-to-be fathers in a conversation about making smart choices for the future by helping them visualize all the possible trajectories their lives can take. It was recently featured on WPDE ABC15 in Myrtle Beach.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families selected to participate in 2021 A Community Thrives challenge

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has been selected for a second time to participate in the USA Today A Community Thrives challenge. In addition to money raised through direct donations to the center and incentive grants through the center's page on the A Community Thrives website, this crowdfunding challenge also awards funding up to $100,000 to nonprofit initiatives focused on building stronger communities across the country.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland showcases progress of Mary's Home - which will serve medically fragile women who are experiencing homelessness

In April, Joseph's Home announced that it would open Mary’s Home, Cleveland’s first provider focused on the physical and mental health needs of medically fragile women experiencing homelessness. Mary’s Home—a 10-bed facility that was a former school and daycare center adjacent to Joseph’s Home—is expected to open in December and will serve greater Cleveland’s population of single, adult women who are experiencing homelessness and have acute medical conditions. The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland recently wrote about Mary's Home on its website.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity orthopedic surgeon writes about the improving effectiveness of shoulder replacements

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. His most recent column highlights advancements in shoulder implants and surgical techniques that provide hope for life beyond pain and restored function.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton helps fund effort to manage chronic disease through community health workers

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death for Ohioans. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is one of several organizations helping fund a three-year effort to use community health workers to help people manage chronic medical conditions in underserved and low-income neighborhoods in Alliance, Canton and Massillon. Dr. John Humphrey, executive director of the North Canton Medical Foundation, recently updated the foundation's board about the initiative and how supporting patients with chronic conditions with community health workers significantly improves outcomes.…

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A Place 4 Me puts young people at the center of planning supportive housing developments for young people experiencing homelessness

"Nothing about us without us" is the mantra of A Place 4 Me, and young people have been at the center of the planning for Cuyahoga County's latest supportive housing development for young people experiencing homelessness. One of those young people is Kai Cotton, lead youth navigator at A Place 4 Me, a conglomerate of Northeast Ohio service organizations and collaborative initiative to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of the initiative. A recent article in The Land highlighted Cotton's work and the work of many to help young people experiencing homelessness.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland releases pandemic response report

The greater Cleveland community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the value of collaboration and rapid mobilization. To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland tapped into the responsive legacy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to support those most affected through grantmaking, collective impact, policy advocacy and the values of its founding sisters. “Faith & Courage: The Pandemic Response Report” highlights the many ways the foundation contributed to community response between March 2020 and March 2021, and considers what lessons will inform the future.…

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