January 29, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports launch of Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) is one of several local philanthropic organizations providing initial support to Lead Safe Cleveland, a coalition organized to prevent lead poisoning in Cleveland.

With more than two decades of focus on the social determinants of health, as well as finding the best ways to provide safe and stable housing, SOCF is an essential partner in this work.

“We focus on building deep partnerships and listening to those partners to understand new ways we may contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty,” said Susanna Krey, SOCF president. “In our nearly 20 years of work to end homelessness, we have heard from our partners the many barriers to safe and stable housing—factors like lead contamination. Our longstanding collaborations allow us to recognize gaps where we can make an impact.”

SOCF and other funders will work closely with the City of Cleveland, as well as longtime partners like Enterprise Community Partners, to understand the scope of Cleveland’s lead problem and develop remedies and goals for the future.

For more on Lead Safe Cleveland, including its five-point action plan, click on the link to read the press release from the City of Cleveland.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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