Joseph’s Home News

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-Due to the current state of the COVID-19 virus, we are not accepting used clothing or household donations as we are taking several precautions to keep the vulnerable men at Joseph’s Home safe. But as the weather in Cleveland begins to warm up, the residents at Joseph’s Home are in need of some summer items. We ask that you visit our Amazon wish list to purchase items such as sunscreen, shorts, and t-shirts for the men.
Ready, Set, GROW Program

Resident Programming: Innovation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Things are relatively calm and peaceful here, even amidst the chaos.” – Raven Kauffman, Respite Care Manager As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues, residents at Joseph’s Home remain diligent with their social distancing but even still are finding ways to accomplish their goals and socialize with one another.

Staff Member Spotlight: Jeffrey Saunders

Peer Recovery Specialist Jeffrey Saunders is the newest member of the Joseph’s Home family. Jeffrey was hired in April, in the mist of the COVID-19 pandemic but has already brought a sense of support for the residents and alumni despite the challenges of the pandemic. In his role, Jeffrey serves as someone who shares some lived experience with residents and alumni, and who has undergone training to support those who struggle with substance use, mental health, or psychological trauma.

Joseph’s Home Stands in Solidarity and Commits to Justice

All of us at Joseph’s Home are appalled at the violence and racism inflicted on African Americans, as evidenced most recently by the horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others. Joseph’s Home extends its deepest sympathies to all who have suffered from these injustices.

St. Angela Merici Confirmation Students Create Artwork for Joseph’s Home Residents to Combat Feelings of Isolation

A group of St. Angela Merici confirmation students created artwork and wrote notes of encouragement to the medically fragile men experiencing homelessness at Joseph’s Home. Joseph’s Home residents and alumni are among the populations considered at high risk of complications from COVID-19. “For everyone’s safety, we are restricting outside visitors and all trips but for essential appointments,” said Joseph’s Home Executive Director Beth Graham. While Joseph’s Home staff and residents work diligently to maintain social distancing practices, limiting appointments and visitors, and suspending volunteer activities and programs, the risk of social isolation is high.

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Joseph’s Home Stands in Solidarity and Commits to Justice

All of us at Joseph’s Home are appalled at the violence and racism inflicted on African Americans, as evidenced most recently by the horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others. Joseph’s Home extends its deepest sympathies to all who have suffered from these injustices.

St. Angela Merici Confirmation Students Create Artwork for Joseph’s Home Residents to Combat Feelings of Isolation

A group of St. Angela Merici confirmation students created artwork and wrote notes of encouragement to the medically fragile men experiencing homelessness at Joseph’s Home.

Joseph’s Home residents and alumni are among the populations considered at high risk of complications from COVID-19. “For everyone’s safety, we are restricting outside visitors and all trips but for essential appointments,” said Joseph’s Home Executive Director Beth Graham. While Joseph’s Home staff and residents work diligently to maintain social distancing practices, limiting appointments and visitors, and suspending volunteer activities and programs, the risk of social isolation is high.

Fidelity Investments Donates Meal To Joseph’s Home Staff in Appreciation for Work on the Front Lines of Covid-19 Crisis

Fidelity Investments donated a meal to the Joseph’s Home staff, tirelessly working to care for the vulnerable, medically fragile men experiencing homelessness.

“The Joseph’s Home team has been working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis to protect the health of our residents and continue their journey on a path toward self-sufficiency,” said Beth Graham, executive director of Joseph’s Home. “I am grateful for our team’s unwavering commitment to our men, despite the challenges of quarantines, heightened family responsibilities and working remotely.”

B’laster Corporation Donates Critical Hand Sanitizer To Joseph’s Home to Care for Homeless During Covid-19 Crisis

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 Awarded Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Grant To Support Cleveland’s Homeless During Global Pandemic

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.

Westlake Patch: Joseph’s Home Gets Grants From Community West Foundation

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 Awarded Community West Foundation Grant

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.

Sr. Theresa Bontempo, CSA and Sr. Marian Durkin, CSA

Joseph’s Home Mourns Passing of Sister Theresa Bontempo

Joseph’s Home extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sister Theresa Bontempo, C.S.A.. Sister Theresa was a member of The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine “Dream Team,” whose vision and efforts led to the founding of Joseph’s Home. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sister Theresa on Friday, April 3.

COVID-19 Update for Partners and Supporters

Joseph’s Home is a provider of recuperative care and temporary shelter for medically-fragile men experiencing homelessness. As such, our organization is exempted from the Governor’s “stay at home” order.

CareSource 2020

Joseph’s Home Awarded CareSource Grant To Support Cleveland’s Homeless

Joseph’s Home has been awarded a $5,000 grant from CareSource Foundation to support the facility’s mission of providing medical respite care for Cleveland’s most vulnerable – medically fragile men experiencing homelessness.

Brunswick Post: Graham named executive director of Joseph’s Home

Brunswick resident Beth Graham has been named executive director of Joseph’s Home.

In her new role, Graham will be responsible for guiding the facility’s medical respite care for Cleveland’s homeless men and will strengthen programs to help residents on a path toward stable housing and self-sufficiency.

Beth Graham

Joseph’s Home Names New Executive Director To Guide Respite Care for Cleveland’s Homeless

Joseph’s Home has named Beth Graham as executive director to guide the facility’s medical respite care for Cleveland’s homeless men and to strengthen programs to help residents on a path toward stable housing and self-sufficiency.

ideastream: Northeast Ohio Musicians Start Conversations Through Songs

It’s common this time of year for musicians to perform Christmas carols, often visiting people who could use some holiday cheer. A pair of instrumentalists did just that on a recent afternoon at Joseph’s Home, which provides housing and medical care for men in downtown Cleveland.

But the visit was about more than familiar tunes.

The Plain Dealer: New Access Music group reframes musical outreach as two-way exchange

One of the first venues to recognize the value of Access Music was Joseph’s Home, a transitional facility near Cuyahoga Community College providing housing as well as healthcare, education, and skills training to homeless men with temporary or chronic illnesses. Already, the home has hosted Access Music three times, each time to a small but lively audience.

Chagrin Valley Times: Joseph’s Home continues to reach out to men living on streets

Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System in Cleveland, is a homeless service provider for men that focuses on medical respite care and has seen many similar success stories over the past two decades.

“Simply put, we’re providing a place for people who are homeless and medically compromised, a place to stay and get well because otherwise they’d be in the shelter and have a poor outcome,” explained Dr. Biscaro, a psychologist.

Joseph’s Home Announces Resignation of Executive Director Christine Horne

The last four years have been a time of great excitement and growth for Joseph’s Home and our mission to care for medically frail homeless men. As you are an important partner to this ministry, I want you to be among the first to know that Christine Horne, having successfully served as executive director of Joseph’s Home since 2015, has accepted a new position as senior director of business intelligence and strategy at the Catholic Charities Corporation of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Joseph’s Home Announces Endowment Fund to Ensure Respite Care For Cleveland’s Homeless

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.