Joseph's Home

Joseph's Home

Joseph's Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, 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.

For alumni, Joseph's Home offers a robust alumni program. Alumni stay connected through intensive follow-up via in-home visits, telephone calls, alumni events and an open invitation back to the house for staff support, meals and laundry facilities.

The roots of this nonprofit outreach ministry were planted in 1851 when the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) arrived in Cleveland, Ohio from France and served as the city’s first public health nurses. The first CSA Sisters quickly went to work serving the health and educational needs of Cleveland’s most impoverished and vulnerable residents. Through the Sisters of Charity Health System, the sisters remain dedicated to addressing the root causes of poverty and meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional and collective needs of the communities they serve.

Joseph's Home

In the late 1990s, a group of CSA Sisters identified an unmet community need in greater Cleveland for a nurturing, caring environment for men in transition with acute medical needs to heal and achieve independence. With a long legacy of responding to the unmet needs of the community’s most vulnerable residents, the Sisters of Charity Health System opened Joseph’s Home in June 2000.

More than 400 men have passed through the doors of Joseph’s Home and re-entered the world with a renewed sense of self, a place to call home, stabilized health conditions, and educational and job opportunities. Each year, approximately 40 to 50 men are served, with a capacity of 11 men at any given time.

Learn more about Joseph’s Home at www.josephshome.com.


Joseph’s Home

2412 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

p: 216 685 1551

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Established 2000

Joseph’s Home is a safe, supportive environment for homeless individuals transitioning from local hospitals and other social service agencies following a period of illness or surgery.

christine horne

Executive Director,
Joseph’s Home

Christine Horne became the executive director of Joseph’s Home in November 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience and leadership in Catholic ministry to the position. She previously served in a variety of roles at Catholic Charities Corporation.

Most recently, Ms. Horne served as the director of Catholic Charities in Lorain County, overseeing a staff of 30 with an annual budget of $1 million. Her key responsibilities included strategic planning, program development and implementation, fiscal oversight and fund development. In prior roles at Catholic Charities, she has also been responsible for risk management, quality improvement and management of intensive treatment center.

Ms. Horne received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in nonprofit administration and leadership from Cleveland State University. She is a licensed social worker (LSW).

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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]

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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]

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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland: Perseverance in Hope 2019 luncheon benefits Joseph’s Home

More than 320 people attended the sold-out Joseph's Home annual fundraising luncheon, Perserverance in Hope, June 19 in Cleveland. The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, was the keynote speaker, telling the crowd, “Hope in the midst of despair is at the center of Christianity. The resurrection offers us hope. Joseph’s Home is a sign of hope."[More]

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Joseph’s Home benefit luncheon June 19 to help ill homeless men heal

Joseph’s Home, which serves as the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care, will hold its signature fundraising event, Perseverance in Hope: The Annual Joseph’s Home Benefit Luncheon, Wednesday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland. The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, is the keynote speaker and Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, is serving as emcee.[More]

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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland profiles Joseph's Home ministry following Bishop Perez visit

Bishop Nelson Perez recently visited Joseph's Home to meet with staff, residents and alumni to learn more about its healing ministry for medically fragile homeless men and to prepare for his keynote speech at the Perseverance in Hope fundraising luncheon on June 19.[More]

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