Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina names Donna Waites new president

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has named Donna L. Waites as its new president effective July 2022. Waites will take over for retiring leader, Tom Keith. Waites brings extensive experience to the role. She has been part of the Sisters of Charity Health System ministries, including Providence Hospitals, Providence Development Foundation and Healthy Learners, for more than 20 years. Waites began her role with Healthy Learners in May of 2000.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Foundations

Joseph's Journey: Mary's Home welcomes first residents

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, has a cover story announcing that Mary's Home is open and has welcomed its first residents. Like Joseph's Home for men, Mary's Home was created to help women without resources who have acute medical needs heal and achieve independence. The newsletter also has news about an important donation from MedWish International, a look at the men served in 2021, a donor honor roll, news briefs and more.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

Early Childhood Resource Center engagement coordinator honored by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund

As a parent engagement coordinator at the Early Childhood Resource Center, Emily Baughman's passion is helping struggling parents — particularly mothers — to secure the resources they need. For her efforts, she was honored by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund which provides grants for organizations that focus on child and family development. One of eight "heroes" statewide, Baughman, 36, was recognized for her dedication to families who seek assistance from the Early Childhood Resource Center.…

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Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach

Light of Hearts Villa selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Finalist; public voting ends May 6

Light of Hearts Villa has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Top 200 Finalist, placing it in the top 5 percent of all submissions nationwide. The public can vote up to 10 times each day until May 6 for their top choices. The final 100 causes will each receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve their community. Light of Hearts Villa would use the funds to provide Alzheimer's education and support for the community.…

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Light of Hearts Villa, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton 2021 annual report celebrates 25 years of focused, intentional giving

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has released its 2021 annual report, "Celebrate the Legacy - 25 Impactful Years." The annual report showcases multiple stories that demonstrate the impact the foundation is having and the role its community partners have played. The report highlights how the foundation has invested $72 million over 25 years and $118 million leveraged in several areas, including health, education and social services. The report also details the nearly $3.3 million invested in grant recipients in 2022.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, Foundations

WACH-FOX57 profiles Healthy Learners ahead of Midlands Gives online giving event May 3

The Central Carolina Community Foundation is presenting its ninth annual regional day of giving in the Midlands of South Carolina May 3 with an 18-hour online giving challenge known as Midlands Gives. Two ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating: Healthy Learners and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. WACH-FOX57 recently profiled Healthy Learners and how a gift to the ministry can change the lives of children to help promote the online giving event.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach, Healthy Learners

Light of Hearts Villa releases 2021 impact report: Living Our Values

Light of Hearts Villa has released a new publication, "Living Our Values at Light of Hearts Villa." This impact report details the ministry's financials, fundraising success, Medicaid shortfalls, community outreach services, accomplishments and more. The report provides a statement of financial position and announces that individual donors, seven foundations and 42 businesses donated $282,979 in 2021. The report highlights how donations enrich the lives of residents in multiple ways: outstanding care and services, the extra touches that make life special, educational and social programs and activities, the Seton Safety Net outreach program in the community and more.…

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Light of Hearts Villa, health care

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina highlights its anti-poverty advocacy agenda

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s mission is to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership. With its inaugural Anti-Poverty Advocacy Agenda as a guide, the foundation continues to build pathways to meaningful engagement in advocacy work. A recent blog post highlighted how the foundation works with partners to advance anti-poverty advocacy work.…

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Advocacy alert: Ask your senators to take action on coverage and provider relief in a reconciliation package

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in asking senators to reinvigorate efforts to pass a reconciliation bill that invests in our nation’s future and well-being. The reconciliation bill presents a historic opportunity to make substantial improvements to our nation’s commitments to promoting life and human dignity by expanding access to affordable health care, protecting our environment, and strengthening the social safety net for those most in need.…

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Catholic Health Association, Sisters of Charity Health System, Advocacy

St. Vincent Charity surgeon offers tips to prevent phone usage from contributing to neck and shoulder pain

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 how hours spent hunched over a phone or tablet could be contributing to neck, shoulder and even lower back pain - and how to mitigate the impact of "text neck."…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families fatherhood program receives grant to create a space for fathers and their children

The Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, received a grant for $40,000 from the HDR Foundation to create a "dad's den" at its location in Sumter, South Carolina. The den will be a space for dads to gather for father-child activities, educational training, and to have access to the internet and laptops for homework help and job applications.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity offers advice on shoulder replacement surgery

Shoulder replacement has become one of the fastest growing joint replacement surgeries in the U.S. It has proven to be a safe and effective surgery for treating pain and deterioration caused by age-related wear and tear, different forms of arthritis and shoulder fractures. On its Radiant Blog, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center offers advice about determining if shoulder surgery might be appropriate.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC supports innovative nonprofit and business incubator

The Opportunity Center from Homes of Hope is a renovation project in North Charleston, South Carolina, that will bring three, local, non-profits under one roof, while also creating space for up to three startups and a community training room. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a supporter of the project through a below-market loan. The Upstate Business Journal recently wrote about how the non-profit hub will bring new life to a now empty warehouse and will serve as a model for future non-profits.…

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SC Center for Fathers and Families receives Nord Family Foundation funding to amplify importance of fatherhood

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has received a $30,000 grant from the Nord Family Foundation to amplify the importance and impact of fatherhood and increase organizational capacity to sustain the statewide fatherhood initiative. The grant will be used to help the center reverse the tide of attitudes dismissive of fatherhood and finger-pointing at absent fathers by underscoring the value of fathers and demonstrating the unwarranted barriers that society has created for divorced and unwed fathers in particular.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Joseph’s Home one of five nationwide medical respite programs to receive CDC Foundation/NIMRC award

Joseph’s Home is one of five nationwide medical respite programs chosen by the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC) and the CDC Foundation to receive grant money and two years of technical assistance to help strengthen behavioral and mental health services. Joseph’s Home, the only medical respite provider in Northeast Ohio for medically fragile men and women experiencing homelessness, will receive $65,000 in funding and support in its efforts to improve health outcomes for this population and, ultimately, to help them obtain permanent, stable housing. NIMRC and CDC Foundation funding and technical assistance will help identify and reduce barriers in delivering behavioral health services while COVID-19 persists.…

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Joseph's Home, Outreach

The Repository: a Q&A with Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton president

As president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton since 2009, Joni Close has helped the foundation grow its assets to $114 million while awarding more than $72 million in grant funding. Earlier this year, Close announced plans to retire in June 2022. The Repository recently profiled Close and featured a question and answer session about living in the Canton area.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina president shares thoughts in Post & Courier how legislators can help communities in need

Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, shared his thoughts on how South Carolina legislature can help communities in need in a guest column that he wrote for The Post and Courier. In the commentary, he wrote, "As lawmakers consider where to distribute $2.5 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina stands unified with the nonprofit sector in our support for $100 million be provided to further expand the impactful work of nonprofits across the state."…

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Generative Spirits podcast features a conversation with Joe Black, program officer for health equity at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the February episode, Joe Black discusses his role as program officer for health equity at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. Black has longstanding relationships with members of Cleveland's Central neighborhood and strives to focus on health outcomes, particularly safety. The podcast also explores the importance of racial equity in grantmaking, essential projects like the Reverse Ride Along, and how hope and action must go hand in hand.…

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Healthy Learners releases 2021 annual report; highlights a year of obstacles and overcoming, trials and triumphs

For Healthy Learners, 2021 was a year of obstacles and overcoming, trials and triumphs, of grace and growth. Despite the challenges of the year, the ministry was able to expand its reach from six counties to 10 in 2021. In total, Healthy Learners served 1,898 students, providing 7,418 health screenings and 8,906 services, and traveling 63,277 miles to enable students to receive those screenings and services. The Healthy Learners 2021 Annual Report highlights these figures and provides updates on each service area.…

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Healthy Learners, Outreach

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton supports Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore home improvement and donation center

The Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity recently opened a new nonprofit ReStore home improvement store and donation center with the support of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton. ReStore accepts donations and sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home goods, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Sales at the store help the organization partner with local families to build, rehabilitate and repair safe and affordable homes in the Alliance community.…

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St. Vincent Charity surgeon writes about how customized knee implants mean less pain, more mobility

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 how advancements in knee replacement surgery can mean better results for patients. He writes about the process he uses for customized knee implants that can lead to less pain and more mobility.…

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St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care

Catholic Health Association asks Congress to continue provider protections in FY2022 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill

This week, the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) urged Congress to include protections for institutional and individual health care providers' conscience rights, known as the Weldon Amendment, in the FY2022 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (L/HHS/Edu) Appropriations bill. The most recent legislation adopted by the House and the "Committee Print" released by the Senate Appropriations Committee failed to include the Weldon Amendment. The amendment protects from discrimination providers that do not provide, pay for, provide coverage of or refer for abortions and its legal protection is essential for the continuation of Catholic health care. The Sisters of Charity Health System stands with the CHA in support of this including this amendment in the bill.…

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