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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Statement from the Sisters of Charity Health System: A CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others in similar circumstances remind us that racism continues to cast a long shadow across our nation. Structural racism is also manifesting significantly today through the disproportionate deaths of Black Americans and other people of color from COVID-19. We must respond in a renewed commitment to justice and peace. Let us work in solidarity to end the racism and violence that continues to devastate the health and well-being of too many. [More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Outreach, Prayers, Foundations

Fatherhood program helping father of two young daughters overcome barriers to being a better dad

A father of two young daughters, Thomas Mayfield had a laundry list of barriers when the Georgetown County Dept of Social Services (DSS) recommended that Thomas enroll at A Father’s Place (AFP), a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. Finding the resources at AFP has helped him gain temporary custody of his children and given Mayfield a new road map to follow.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach

Joseph's Journey: Joseph's Home remains open for our community's most vulnerable

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about how the ministry has remained open during this unsettling time, as well as information about an extended partnership with Cuyahoga Community College, how the ministry is positioning itself to better serve the growing medical needs of residents and alumni, news updates and more.[More]

tags: Joseph's Home, Outreach

Healthy Learners releases new video that highlights its mission of removing children's health barriers to learning

Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion, which is highlighted in a newly released video. The video features students, health care providers and more who help tell the story of Healthy Learners. In 2019, Healthy Learners serviced 1,910 students across South Carolina and facilitated more than 5,699 services statewide through five programs serving 150 schools.[More]

tags: Healthy Learners, Outreach

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families stays connected to the fathers it serves

Being a parent isn’t easy. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, for many parents – and that includes fathers - this job has gotten harder. Fathers are faced, once again, with higher threats of unemployment and the frustration of not being able to provide for their families. Despite these trying times, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families and its six fatherhood organizations across the state haven’t stopped programs and services. The center is using technology, creative solutions and old-fashion one-on-one outreach to keep fathers connected to their families, the support and guidance of staff and to other fathers in the center's programs.[More]

tags: South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, Outreach