CLEVELAND – January 21, 2020 – Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has named Beth Graham as executive director to guide the facility’s medical respite care for Cleveland’s homeless men and to strengthen programs to help residents on a path toward stable housing and self-sufficiency.
Beth has dedicated much of her career to creating quality affordable housing and support services, most recently as senior underwriter at Enterprise Housing Credit Investments, where she helped direct more than $160 million to address housing insecurity, homelessness and to help create healthy communities. Previously, she served as program director for the Housing First Initiative, a community collaboration to end chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County, and as associate director of the Famicos Foundation.
“Beth’s expertise and experience make her the ideal leader as we begin a new decade with a continued commitment to help improve the health and quality of life for Cleveland’s homeless population,” said Richard C. Gallagher, chair of Joseph’s Home Board of Directors. “She has significant experience in program design, collaboration with community partners, and strategically finding solutions to the complex challenges that face medically fragile homeless individuals. Most importantly, she is mission-oriented and values driven, with a deep admiration for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and their tremendous contributions to our community.”
Joseph’s Home, located in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, was founded in 2000 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, who saw an unmet need in the community for a place where medically frail homeless men could recuperate after leaving the hospital. Since that time, Joseph’s Home has served as Cleveland’s only transitional facility providing housing and respite care to hundreds of homeless men, helping them regain the health, energy and hope needed to build stronger lives.
“Joseph’s Home serves as a critical step toward permanent housing by providing medically fragile men with an alternative to shelters, where they are unlikely to obtain the medical and mental health care they need,” Graham said. “I look forward to working to enhance the mission of Joseph’s Home by strengthening collaboration with local hospitals and other systems of care to help people experiencing homelessness obtain permanent housing and improve their health stability through appropriate primary health care.”
About Joseph’s Home
Joseph’s Home is the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care. While men stabilize their physical illness in a nurturing faith-based environment, they also develop their individual housing plans and connections to behavioral health supports. Joseph’s Home offers an eleven-bed facility with private rooms, ongoing medical supervision, medication management, nutritious home-cooked meals and coordination with local health care providers. Residents also receive intensive case management that includes development of permanent housing plans, benefit(s) review, transportation to and from any needed medical or housing appointments, and supportive programming that includes identifying community resources and supports. Joseph’s Home is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. To learn more, visit josephshome.com.
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