When Hawken School students offered to paint a mural at Joseph’s Home, someone had to decide what they would paint. The students turned to the residents themselves. At a brainstorming meeting in early spring, the residents requested a floral theme. Thinking of themselves as seeds, they suggested that the flowers represent the growth and blossoming […]
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FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH 2013 On Tuesday, March 19 over 50 supporters and friends of Joseph’s Home gathered at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph and to recognize over 450 generous organizations, foundations and individuals who supported Joseph’s Home financially in 2012. Father Neil Kookoothe of The Church of […]
Adapted from Jacob Dennis’ paper, “A Little Miracle.” Chilly December air greeted my face—but the cold wasn’t the reason I shivered as I carried my cello and music stand to the door of Joseph’s Home. The day before, Mr. W., a former Joseph’s Home resident, having learned that I play cello, had proposed that we […]
When Mr. Pisciotti arrived at Joseph’s Home in August 2012, he didn’t expect much. He was in desperate need of surgery and had no income or resources. He was less than a year into recovery from a gambling addiction that had wreaked havoc on his life. In his situation, any alternative to sleeping on the […]
First published on Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — John Hall was driven by crack and cocaine — so driven, he lost his wife, children and job.Hall, 51, of Cleveland, said the murder of his father, curiosity and the influences of the streets had led him to drugs. He said he hoped the drugs would take away […]
First published in the Campus District Observer by Nathan Munn Roderick Walden stands in the Joseph’s Home art studio where he rediscovered his love of painting as a resident from February to June 2012. Two weeks before Christmas of 2011, Roderick Walden lost his home of 36 years. For nine years, the former U.S. Air […]
It takes more than one or two services to prepare acutely ill homeless residents for a stable, healthy life after Joseph’s Home. Nursing care, case management, wellness counseling and financial counseling are a few of the most obvious. But there’s an often-overlooked hero that is critical to preparing residents: occupational therapy (OT). Occupational therapists and […]
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