For more than 160 years, Catholic sisters have served the most vulnerable in our community through schools, hospitals and other ministries of health care, education and social service. They form a critical part of our community’s capacity to help those most in need. The reach of poverty today requires the continued dedication and experience of these ministries. We are taking action to support Catholic sisters and their ministries.Follow Us:
The foundation’s work to support Catholic sisters and their ministries in Northeast Ohio is carried out through:
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports Catholic sisters throughout Northeast Ohio to sustain and strengthen their ministries. We also share stories of the sisters, their work and impact to inspire the next generation.
More specifically, we work to address the challenge posed by the fact that more than half of Sisters in greater Cleveland are expected to retire by 2023. Thus, our work focuses on the future – promoting collaboration among ministries through educational, networking and technical assistance opportunities. Efforts also include educating and engaging lay people – particularly young adults – to partner with Catholic sisters, to further their work in helping the most vulnerable.
The elements of this work includes: