Outreach

A hallmark of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the founding congregation of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is their capacity to appropriately respond to emerging community needs. By expanding direct services through collaboration and innovation, the health system continues the guiding example set by the sisters.

The Sisters of Charity Health System includes numerous health and human services and education-related organizations, including Building Healthy Communities in Cleveland, Ohio; Catholic Community Connection in Cleveland; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Canton; Joseph's Home, which serves as the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care; Healthy Learners, a health care resource for children from low-income families in South Carolina; and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.

These organizations have earned national recognition for achievements in meeting ever-changing community needs, and share our commitment to compassion and excellence.

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Health Progress Journal highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate

In an article in Health Progress, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the author highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate with one another to improve the social conditions of communities.[More]

tags: Catholic Community Connection, Outreach

Healthy Learners names new executive director

The Healthy Learners Board of Trustees has selected Amy Splittgerber as the new executive director of the organization, which is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. Splittgerber has more than 20 years of experience in public health, including serving as the founding director for two non-profit organizations focused on fostering sustainable, healthy communities.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, outreach

Joseph's Journey: Art therapy helps Joseph's Home residents overcome traumatic experiences

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about a partnership the ministry formed with Ursuline College to provide art therapy as part of the holistic healing process for residents. Read the complete Joseph's Journey newsletter for additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Joseph’s Home carries out its mission, and more.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

Catholic Community Connection summer fellow reflects on experience working at Regina Health Center

Jillian Doherty, a senior from John Carroll University, has been spending her summer interning at Regina Health Center as part of the 2019 Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio.[More]

tags: Catholic Community Connection, Outreach, Regina Health Center, health care

Canton Repository spotlights SPARK program in article about the importance of reading to children before kindergarten

Studies show children who read with a parent or caregiver before entering kindergarten have increased vocabulary and comprehend learning materials more quickly. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. The Canton Repository recently spotlighted the program in an article about reading to children before kindergarten to spur vocabulary and comprehension.[More]

tags: Early Childhood Resource Center, Outreach