Joseph’s Home Names New Executive Director to Guide Respite Care for Cleveland’s Homeless

Beth GrahamJoseph’s Home has named Beth Graham as executive director to guide the facility’s medical respite care for Cleveland’s homeless men and to strengthen programs to help residents on a path toward stable housing and self-sufficiency.

Beth has dedicated her career to creating quality, affordable housing and support services, most recently as Senior Underwriter at Enterprise Community Partners, where she helped direct more than $160 million in Northeast Ohio to address housing insecurity, homelessness and to help create healthy communities.  Previously, she served as a Neighborhood Stabilization Program Specialist for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Fund and 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 (CSA) 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.

“Joseph’s Home serves as a critical step toward permanent housing by providing medically fragile men with an alternative to shelters, where they are unlikely to obtain the medical and mental health care they need,” Beth said.  “I look forward to working to enhance the mission of Joseph’s Home by strengthening collaboration with local hospitals and other systems of care to better understand the health and housing needs of our homeless population and to build appropriate discharge plans for those in need of our care.”