Quality Child Care
A long-term initiative to improve early education and child care has helped to increase the number of nationally accredited child care centers from one to more than 50 in Stark County. The county was later chosen as one of eight U.S. sites to receive a $5 million SPARK Initiative grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton planning and overseeing efforts to prepare three- to six-year-olds for school.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
Learn more at scfcanton.org.
Since 2001, the Stark Prescription Assistance Network of funders, social service agencies and health care providers has helped the uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid/Medicare population in Stark County obtain needed medications. This program has achieved more than $3 million in savings by identifying free or discounted drugs for people in need.
The Bethlehem Project improves access to dental care services for low-income children and their families via home visitations and case management to at-risk children up to three years of age. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton also worked with Mercy Medical Center to launch the hospital’s General Practice Residency in Dentistry and Dental Clinic that opened in 2007.
Based upon Gospel values, Catholic social teaching and the congregation's mission and beliefs as they are related to major societal challenges, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine has directed their foundations to confront key issues that impact the poor and underserved.
Therefore, the three Sisters of Charity Foundations remain committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved by understanding the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and family, and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.
Recent Blog Posts
May 7, 2021
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has promoted Richaun Bunton to managing director and Dawn Glasco to manager of engagement and social innovation. The promotions better reflect the ongoing work in the community and the role of the Central Promise Team. Promise is a collective impact movement that helps to convene partners, create shared goals and implement collaborative initiatives in Cleveland's Central neighborhood. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead partner of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.
April 16, 2021
Conversations with Catholic Sisters podcast from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland explores the power of intergenerational relationships
The latest Generative Spirits podcast episode from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is now available, featuring a conversation with Sister Carol Brandt, a sister of Notre Dame, and Anita Hooley Yoder, Campus Ministry at Notre Dame College. The two talk about the power of intergenerational relationships and the wisdom that can be gleaned from them. Anita & Sr. Carol were matched in the first cohort of the Ministry Leadership Program, and bring unique perspective on how different generations can learn from one another.
March 29, 2021
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland partner A Place 4 Me selects operator for youth drop-in center
A Place 4 Me, which is a community-wide movement to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in Cuyahoga County, plans to open a drop-in center for youth and young adults experiencing housing instability in late 2021. Moving a step closer to that reality, A Place 4 Me recently announced that it chose Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) to operate the drop-in center. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a longtime partner and supporter of A Place 4 Me.
March 22, 2021
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has released its 2020 annual report. With a theme of “On Mission,” the annual report has updates on investments made in 2020. These investments were through foundation-led initiatives, strategic collaborations and responsive efforts. The annual report showcases multiple stories that demonstrate the impact the foundation is having and the role its community partners have played as the foundation continues to enhance community connections, serve as a community change agent to advocate for the poor and promote innovative strategies to impact the root causes of poverty.
March 19, 2021
Catholic Health World features health system ministries in cover story about containing virus spread among people experiencing homelessness
In its March 15 edition, Catholic Health World, the national newspaper of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, published a cover page article about containing virus spread among people experiencing homelessness and featured two ministries of the health system - the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Joseph's Home - and their efforts to to mitigate the risk of the virus.
March 17, 2021
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland promotes Adrienne Mundorf to vice president, programs and strategy
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) has promoted Adrienne R. Mundorf, MPH, to the position of vice president, programs and strategy. In this role, she works closely with SOCF President Susanna H. Krey to define program strategies and direct program staff. She also serves as the lead strategist on all initiatives related to health, including working with grantee partners and serving as a thought partner with others in addressing health disparities throughout the community. Mundorf was previously senior program director.
March 8, 2021
It's Catholic Sisters Week 2021, which runs March 8-14 as part of National Women’s History Month and shines a spotlight for one week on the good works and good will of Catholic sisters. In Northeast Ohio, the Conference of Religious Leadership (CORL) is marking Catholic Sisters Week by initiating a food insecurity challenge, asking congregations locally and nationally, as well as the general public, to join in a campaign to address food insecurity.