The Sisters of Charity Health System is made up of five acute care, Catholic hospitals; three grantmaking foundations; two elder care facilities; and several health and human service outreach organizations. These ministries collectively continue and advance the work of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, a congregation that since its founding in Cleveland in 1851 continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care for all of God's people.

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The Sisters of Charity Health System ministries provide a wide range of volunteer opportunities across many types of organizations in Ohio and South Carolina, including:


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Together, we light the way. 

Join us to light the way to:

  • New beginnings and healthier tomorrows
  • Health and wellness for individuals, families and communities
  • Transforming futures by challenging the status quo
  • Sustainable change through listening, connecting and empowering
  • New futures by carrying forward our sisters’ legacy
  • A more just society through advocacy and action

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Sisters of Chartiy Foundation of Cleveland sponsors sisters convening program focused on diversity

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland co-sponsored a recent sisters convening program with the Conference of Religious Leadership that brought together 200 participants to focus on the topic of welcoming diversity.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

Crain's Cleveland Business covers shift in Cleveland philanthropy, highlights Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Crain’s Cleveland Business recently explored shifts in Cleveland philanthropy strategy. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey spoke to Crain’s for the article, discussing the foundation’s strategic goals and how focus areas have narrowed throughout the last two decades.[More]

tags: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Foundations

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families program uses $35,000 grant to help put fathers to work

The Man 2 Man fatherhood program, which is a program of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, received a $35,000 grant from the Perdue Foundation that has been helping put fathers to work in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. WBTW-TV aired a story about how the funding support's the program's Employability Bootcamp, which helps fathers gain employment.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Joseph's Home and musical partner Access Music featured in The Plain Dealer

This summer, Joseph’s Home partnered with Access Music, a group of professional musicians from the Cleveland area, to provide classical music to residents and alumni. With a mission to provide musical offerings to communities whose access to music is most limited, Access Music shared pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more.
The Plain Dealer recently wrote about Access Music and highlighted the group's partnership with Joseph's Home.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

St. Vincent Charity welcomes new chief operating officer

Shannan D. Ritchie, FACHE, has been appointed chief operating officer of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Ritchie joins St. Vincent Charity with nearly two decades of executive leadership in health care.[More]

tags: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, health care