The B’laster Corporation (B’laster Corp.) has donated three cases of hand sanitizer to Joseph’s Home, a residential facility serving medically-fragile men experiencing homelessness. B’laster Corp. recently began sourcing and producing hand sanitizer in response to requests from its essential hardware retail customers and decided to manufacture additional sanitizer for donation. In total, B’laster Corp. will produce more than 22,000 bottles of sanitizer specifically earmarked for donation.
Joseph’s Home has been awarded a $20,500 grant from Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to support the purchase medical and disinfecting supplies for the medical respite shelter, help transition to mobile capabilities for staff and to expedite the relocation of medically at-risk clients in Cuyahoga County to permanent housing.
CLEVELAND — The Community West Foundation, based in Westlake, has awarded a $6,000 grant to Joseph’s Home, a facility which cares for medically-vulnerable homeless men in Northeast Ohio.
“We are grateful for our long-standing partnership with Community West Foundation,” said Beth Graham, executive director of Joseph’s Home. “The foundation’s support has been critical to our efforts to assist some of our community’s most vulnerable regain their health and housing stability.”
Joseph’s Home has been awarded a $6,000 grant from Community West Foundation, increasing this year’s total support from the foundation to $38,000. Since awarding its first grant to Joseph’s Home in 2007, Community West Foundation has provided more than $334,000 to assist medically-fragile men experiencing homelessness in Northeast Ohio.
“We are grateful for our long-standing partnership with Community West Foundation,” said Beth Graham, executive director of Joseph’s Home.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest member of the Joseph’s Home Board of Directors, Teresa Santin, Esq. Teresa is Partner at Brouse McDowell LPA and practices primarily in the area of construction and real estate litigation, both in commercial and residential contexts. She represents owners, developers, public entities, and contractors in disputes involving breach of contract, negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, and other related issues.
Across the country, researchers are learning that the population of people experiencing homelessness is aging, much like the population as a whole. However, there are some key distinctions. Issues of aging present much earlier in people experiencing homelessness, and the stress of homelessness and poverty takes a heavy toll on health outcomes. Therefore, we are seeing men enter Joseph’s Home at older ages, often with co-morbidities and even frailty.
In All Things Charity. Since her days as a student nurse and practicing nurse at St. John Hospital, Margaret Ann Jablonski has been inspired by this founding principle of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA) and their dedication to addressing the needs of the community. Their many works and ministries have instilled in her a commitment to nursing, her Catholic faith and the needs of others. Margaret Ann’s generous gift designation to Joseph’s Home and the Sister Joan Gallagher Endowment Fund through her annuity was a work of charity long in the making.
In order to reach housing and health stability, some residents and alumni need to strengthen their physical, sensory or cognitive skills and may need to re-learn certain daily living
tasks. This can be due to disabling conditions that may have continued undiagnosed or untreated for long periods of time while living on the streets.
Joseph’s Home provides medical respite care for medically-fragile men experiencing homelessness. All of the men we serve are literally homeless and experiencing an acute medical condition that has led to repeated emergency room visits or hospitalization.
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Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, provides a nurturing, caring environment for men without resources who have acute medical needs, helping them heal and achieve independence.