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The Journey: Joseph & Mary’s Home Adapts to Serve a Growing Population of Older Adults Experiencing Housing Instability

The recent issue of The Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph & Mary’s Home, features a cover article about how we are adapting to serve a growing population of older adults experiencing housing instability. The newsletter also reports on outcomes and financials from 2023, a donor spotlight on a couple with a giving spirit, the 2023 donor honor roll, a staff spotlight and news updates.

Alumni Spotlight: Animal Lover Elaine at Home with Her Health and New Bunny

Elaine has held many jobs throughout her life, including running a rescue farm and caring for horses for 18 years. COVID, a number of health issues and a series of unfortunate events changed that. After spending more than three years at a shelter, Elaine came to Mary’s Home to recover from COPD exacerbation. After stabilizing her health, Joseph & Mary’s Home staff connected her to permanent housing. With a place to call home, she was able to return to caring for animals, adopting a pet rabbit she named Precious Bunny. Both Elaine and Precious Bunny are enjoying all the space and natural light that her new apartment offers.

2023 Joseph & Mary’s Home Angels: Thank You to Volunteers and In-Kind Gift Contributors

Many individuals and organizations touched the lives of Joseph & Mary’s Home residents this year by providing everything from daily essentials like toiletries, bedding and towels, to warm winter coats and hats. These gifts help us welcome new residents and meet their basic needs. We are also very grateful to all the donors who made Thanksgiving and Christmas extra special.

The Journey: Partnership with NEOCH Brings Care to Those Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

The recent issue of The Journey newsletter features a cover article about our partnership with the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) and how it brings care to those experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The newsletter also has a recap of the very successful Perseverance in Hope 2023 Benefit Luncheon, a staff spotlight on Medical Director Dr. Michael Seidman, a donor spotlight on a former intern, and news updates.

Perseverance in Hope 2023 Raises $111,350 to Support Healing and Assistance with Permanent Housing

“Things now are excellent. God has gifted me the entire way. I’m now a Tri-C graduate and I got the keys to my own apartment a week ago today. Everything has come together,” said Joseph & Mary’s Home alum Stuart Survance. Stuart spoke those words to 400 people at the Perseverance in Hope 2023 Benefit Luncheon at Windows on the River in Cleveland on October 12. The luncheon set a new record by raising $111,350 to support healing and assistance with permanent housing.

Joseph & Mary’s Home Earns Highest Level of Accreditation for Behavioral Health Services from CARF International

Joseph & Mary’s Home, the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care, has been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years for its behavioral health services program. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.