Perseverance in Hope: The 2021 Joseph’s Home Benefit Luncheon

Perseverance in Hope: The Annual Joseph’s Home Benefit Luncheon will be held virtually September 28, 2021. Be on the lookout for updates coming soon at www. The luncheon will celebrate the remarkable medically-fragile homeless individuals in Northeast Ohio regaining their health and housing stability at Joseph’s Home.

Jeanne Colleran

Welcome Newest Board Member Jeanne Colleran Weaver, PhD

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest member of the Joseph’s Home Board of Directors and the campaign chair for the Mary’s Home Capital Campaign, Jeanne Colleran Weaver, PhD. Dr. Colleran is the associate director of the Rule of Law Institute at Loyola University Chicago. The institute, a research center in the Loyola School of Law, addresses issues of equity, accessibility, human rights and conflict resolution.

A Message from the Executive Director

Building on a Dream 20 Years in the Making to Bring Healing to Women

“We can’t return to normal.” These words were spoken by my friend and colleague, Angela D’Orazio, of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. This may sound strange in this time of deep longing for things to feel familiar, but what Angela said and what I believe is that “normal” for those experiencing homelessness is awful and unacceptable. The coronavirus pandemic has taught me that things cannot simply return to normal, or we have missed the chance of our lifetimes to make things better.

A Look at the Men Served in 2020 and Their Outcomes

Medical stability is measured by improvements made when a resident is at Joseph’s Home. Some markers of stability are more easily identifiable than others, such as coming in with an open wound and having the wound heal, or coming in with cancer and leaving cancer free. Other markers are less obvious but can still be measured, like a reduction in outward symptoms.

Catholic Health World Article

Catholic Health World: Health ministry, partners help contain virus spread among homeless

When the coronavirus began its rapid spread about a year ago, public health agencies quickly recognized how dangerous it would be if the virus were to infect people in crowded encampments and homeless shelters, putting this highly vulnerable population — and the broader community — at great risk.

Donate During We Give Catholic Day of Giving December 1

Save the Date! #WeGiveCatholic is December 1. Support Joseph’s Home during this one-day giving event that provides Catholic schools, parishes, Catholic Charities sites/programs, special ministries and nonprofits affiliated with the Diocese of Cleveland the opportunity to raise awareness and funds.

Summer Intern Farewell

Although the summer weather is still very much here, the
summer has come to a close for our summer interns, Diamond
and Sarah. Throughout the summer, Diamond and Sarah have
been instrumental in building capacity for new programming,
strengthening existing efforts and providing friendly camaraderie
along the way.

Welcome: New Board Member Lisa Zimmerman

Lisa Zimmerman recently joined the Joseph’s Home Board of Directors. She is the director of global business operations at Quadax, Inc., a health care revenue cycle management company.

Perseverance in Hope: The 2020 Virtual Luncheon

Perseverance in Hope, the Joseph’s Home Benefit Luncheon, is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable healing and achievements of the medically fragile men experiencing homelessness who have stabilized their health and transformed their lives at Joseph’s Home. Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the event will be virtual this year. It will be broadcast live on October 28, 2020.

Beth Graham

Can We Create Change for a Better World…For All?

The coronavirus has exposed deep, persistent cracks in our society that were not as evident in the rush of our everyday lives just a few months ago. Or, perhaps, we used our busyness as an excuse to look past them or pretend they were not there.