Leaders of Joseph’s Home, Cleveland’s only homeless provider focused on medical respite care, announced the establishment of the Sister Joan Gallagher Endowment Fund to ensure continued transitional housing and medical care for the homeless as they are released from the hospital. The goal is to grow the endowment to over $1 million in the next five years.
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More than 320 people attended the sold-out annual fundraising luncheon, Perseverance in Hope, June 19 in Cleveland, raising nearly $52,000 to benefit the men of Joseph’s Home. Bishop Nelson Perez 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.”
It’s said that the best way to get to know someone is to “walk a mile in their shoes.” For Certified Peer Recovery Supporter Will, this isn’t just a saying to live by, but his passion.
Richard M. and Jeanne Colleran Weaver made a visionary gift that has become the seed of the first Joseph’s Home endowment fund, the Sister Joan Gallagher Endowment Fund. The fund celebrates the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s enduring legacy of responsive ministry and service to those in need, as well as Sr. Joan’s leadership.
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.
Dick Clough loves celebrating Christmas and the spirit of giving. He loves both so much he celebrates every year by giving away nearly 9,000 pieces of clothing, toys and gift cards to more than 1,500 adults and children.
As behavioral health director, Michael Biscaro, PsyD, spends a lot of time at Joseph’s Home working with residents. He was only too happy to come in over the holiday break to spend more time with residents serving dinner.
The following article appears in the fall 2018 issue of the Joseph’s Journey newsletter. Read the complete newsletter for additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Joseph’s Home carries out its mission, and more. Cardboard Campout Connects St. John Neumann Youth to Joseph’s Home Sleeping in a cardboard box isn’t normally high on the list […]
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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.