Brunswick Post: Graham named executive director of Joseph’s Home
CLEVELAND — 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.
Graham has dedicated much of her career to creating quality affordable housing and support services, most recently as senior underwriter at Enterprise Housing Credit Investments, where she helped direct more than $160 million to address housing insecurity, homelessness and to help create healthy communities.
Previously, she served as program director for the Housing First Initiative, a community collaboration to end chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County, and as associate director of the Famicos Foundation.
“Beth’s expertise and experience make her the ideal leader as we begin a new decade with a continued commitment to help improve the health and quality of life for Cleveland’s homeless population,” said Richard C. Gallagher, chair of Joseph’s Home Board of Directors. “She has significant experience in program design, collaboration with community partners, and strategically finding solutions to the complex challenges that face medically fragile homeless individuals. Most importantly, she is mission oriented and values driven, with a deep admiration for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and their tremendous contributions to our community.”
Joseph’s Home, located in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, was founded in 2000 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine who saw an unmet need in the community for a place where medically frail homeless men could recuperate after leaving the hospital. Since that time, Joseph’s Home has served as Cleveland’s only transitional facility providing housing and respite care to hundreds of homeless men, helping them regain the health, energy and hope needed to build stronger lives.