May 21, 2020

Fatherhood program helping father of two young daughters overcome barriers to being a better dad

A father of two young daughters, Thomas Mayfield had a laundry list of barriers when the Georgetown County Dept of Social Services (DSS) recommended that Thomas enroll at A Father’s Place (AFP), a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. Finding the resources at AFP has helped him gain temporary custody of his children and given Mayfield a new road map to follow. [More]
May 18, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton President Joni Close shares guidelines for child care reopening at Gov. DeWine's coronavirus briefing

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced that child care centers will be allowed to reopen May 31 under a new set of "rigorous" standards, including daily temperature checks for children. Joni Close, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and chair of Ohio’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, outlined the reopening conditions during the governor's daily coronavirus press conference. [More]
May 14, 2020

Good Samaritan grants from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland support food, hygiene needs in wake of COVID-19

Amid this global crisis, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland expedited its Good Samaritan grants program to provide financial support to the many organizations working around the clock to respond to unmet needs in Cleveland communities. In April 2020, the program provided $60,000 of basic needs funding related to the impact of COVID-19 with an additional $40,000 in grants to be distributed in May. The Little Africa Food Collaborative is one of the foundation's grantees. Its work to bring food resources and nutrition education into some of Cleveland's impoverished communities is profiled in Freshwater Cleveland. [More]
May 12, 2020

Mercy Medical Center recognized for excellence with American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mercy Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Mercy was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in April based on a rigorous review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more. [More]
May 7, 2020

Ask Congress to support hospitals and health systems—and their caregivers and patients—in next COVID-19 relief package

Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration are working on proposals for the next COVID-19 relief package. While timing for the next package is still uncertain, previous COVID-19 relief legislation have come together quickly, so it is important to engage with your lawmakers immediately.
Please contact your senators and representative and ask them to include a number of important policies in the next COVID-19 relief package to support front-line health care personnel and providers—including hospitals, health systems, physicians and nurses. [More]
May 6, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton leads funding group that awards $1.2 million in emergency grants

More than $1.2 million has been awarded to organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a collaboration among local foundations. The funding group, led by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and the Stark Community Foundation, recently announced the fifth and sixth rounds of emergency grant funding. [More]
May 1, 2020

Thank you for supporting Issue 33: The Health and Human Services Levy

On behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System and our ministries that receive critical funding from Cuyahoga County, including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Joseph’s Home, we would like to thank the community for their support of Issue 33: The Health and Human Services Levy. The levy passed on April 28 with nearly 70 percent of voters in support of the levy increase. [More]
May 1, 2020

Joseph's Journey: Joseph's Home remains open for our community's most vulnerable

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about how the ministry has remained open during this unsettling time, as well as information about an extended partnership with Cuyahoga Community College, how the ministry is positioning itself to better serve the growing medical needs of residents and alumni, news updates and more. [More]
April 29, 2020

Healthy Learners releases new video that highlights its mission of removing children's health barriers to learning

Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion, which is highlighted in a newly released video. The video features students, health care providers and more who help tell the story of Healthy Learners. In 2019, Healthy Learners serviced 1,910 students across South Carolina and facilitated more than 5,699 services statewide through five programs serving 150 schools. [More]
April 27, 2020

Sisters visit Regina Health Center and Light of Hearts Villa with "care caravan"

Rain drops and high winds didn’t stop the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland (and some friends) from connecting with their fellow sisters on Sunday through a “care caravan.” Dozens of cars drove by Regina Health Center and Light of Hearts Villa, honking and waving as they sent special messages through signs. [More]

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