The November episode of Generative Spirits features Angela D’Orazio, senior program officer for housing at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in conversation about her faith and how her trust in God propels her work forward, even when things seem insurmountable.
"We don't always see what's around the corner and how things will change. I'm such a believer that God's hand is in everything and oftentimes we can't see the bigger picture. We have to go along for the ride and trust that we are vessels in God's wider plan," said D'Orazio in the podcast.
About Her Work
Through grants, technical assistance, convening, advocacy, and policy initiatives, D'Orazio's work in striving to end chronic homelessness and youth homelessness has resulted in state and local collaboration to meet the needs of the unhoused community.
D'Orazio and the foundation are partners in the Cuyahoga County effort to end chronic homelessness, Housing First, which has developed 13 permanent supportive housing properties across Greater Cleveland. In recent years, Angela has chaired the steering committee of A Place 4 Me, a county-wide initiative that brings together diverse community partners to collectively prevent and end youth homelessness, especially among youth who have aged out of the foster care system.
Read a transcript of the conversation here.
Future episodes of Generative Spirits will continue to highlight the work of sisters by giving particular focus to their ministries, including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.
Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters is a Catholic Sister podcast that explores how members of Northeast Ohio congregations respond to the signs of the times in ways only sisters can - with personal insights and a collective knowledge of life and ministry over a century old. The podcast episodes take a look inside the lives of Catholic Sisters in a changing world.
The podcasts are made possible by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and are part of the foundation's Generative Spirit initiative.
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