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

CareSource 2020Cleveland, OH (February 28, 2020) – 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.

“Joseph’s Home disrupts the tragic cycle of shelters, emergency rooms and the streets for our community’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Beth Graham, executive director of Joseph’s Home.  “At Joseph’s Home, we offer the care people need for their acute conditions, connecting them to appropriate ongoing healthcare and working with our housing partners to obtain a stable, permanent home.”

Joseph’s Home is the only short-term medical respite facility in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on providing medically fragile homeless men the opportunity to access quality care provided by licensed clinicians, nutritious meals and other supportive services, with the goal of helping residents transition into permanent housing. Joseph’s Homes’ medical respite model fills a service gap between hospitals and shelters by providing care to those experiencing homelessness and who are ready to be discharged from the hospital, but are too frail to recover on the streets or in other shelters.

The CareSource Foundation provides grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide services to low and moderate-income families, build healthier communities and develop innovative approaches to address significant social issues.  Since launching in 2006, the foundation has awarded more than 1,500 grants and invested over $19 million into nonprofits throughout Ohio who are working to eliminate poverty and build healthier communities.

“CareSource Foundation has provided much-needed funding support to Joseph’s Home for nearly 10 years,” Graham said.  “Over this period, thanks to partners like CareSource, we have served hundreds in our community with regaining their health and housing stability.”

The grant will be used to support services to approximately 50 individuals in 2020.