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Joseph's Home Celebrates 10 Years of Serving Homeless Men
Date:3/8/2010

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CLEVELAND, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years ago, Joseph's Home opened its doors to homeless men in need of a place to recuperate after being discharged from local hospitals. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Joseph's Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has unveiled a new logo and announced two upcoming events that the public is invited to attend.

Anniversary events open to the public are:

  • March 19 – A Feast of St. Joseph Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Chapel located in the St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Mass is at 5 p.m. with Fr. Joseph T. Hilinski officiating. A reception immediately follows in the St. Vincent DePaul Room.
  • June 30 – Luncheon at Windows On The River in Cleveland. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and include a raffle and art show with paintings created by Joseph's Home residents and alumni. Those attending the luncheon will also enjoy the debut of Joseph's Home new video, created to celebrate its 10th anniversary.  

More information about these events is available by calling Joseph's Home at 216-685-1551.

"More than 400 men have passed through the doors of Joseph's Home since 2000 and out into the world with a renewed sense of self, better health, and new educational and job opportunities," says Georgette Jackson, executive director, Joseph's Home. "Joseph's Home is truly a blessing to the community and we are so honored to celebrate its many milestones throughout its first 10 years."

Several state and local lawmakers have sent anniversary congratulations to Joseph's Home, including:

  • "Joseph's Home is a beacon of hope for homeless men with acute medical needs. Happy 10th anniversary." U.S. Senator George Voinovich
  • "Unique ministries such as yours have traditionally been the bedrock of our society. I am humbled by the daily work you do of helping homeless men with acute medical needs find help and support." Governor Ted Strickland
  • "Congratulations to Joseph's Home for 10 years of dedicated and humble service to homeless men in need of home health care. Organizations like yours enrich our community." U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge
  • "As Joseph's Home celebrates a decade of comprehensive service delivery to physically ill homeless men, I would like to recognize the commitment and dedication of the staff and volunteers. Not only do they provide a welcoming environment that is often a safe haven for these men, they also provide their clients with job skill development so that they may find work and get back on their feet." Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson

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. It is the only facility of its kind in Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit www.josephshome.com.

About the Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, since its founding in 1851, continue their faith-based legacy of high quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers who are the heart and hands of the ministry.

The Sisters of Charity Health System sponsors St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, a leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, which includes Providence Hospital/Providence Heart Institute and Providence Hospital Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. In a joint venture with University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Health System also sponsors St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio. All are Catholic. The organization also oversees three grant-making foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, SC. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.

Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Cleveland's Joseph's Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men, Canton's Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings; and Healthy Learners, a South Carolina health care resource for children from low-income families. The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential eldercare services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

For more information on the Sisters of Charity Health System or its individual health care and outreach ministries, visit sistersofcharityhealth.org.

SOURCE Sisters of Charity Health System

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