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Catholic Health World publishes Housing First cover story

With the completion of a final building project in October 2020, greater Cleveland will officially have enough housing for all individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County. Thanks to the work of Housing First, a collaborative initiative established by Enterprise…
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“Housing is the answer” – SOCF statement on White House homelessness report

We see homelessness as a devastating and pervasive side effect of a system that vastly undervalues those facing real barriers to stable, secure housing. Homelessness will continue to grow across the nation and here in Cleveland until its root causes—like…
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Homelessness in Cleveland: Just the facts – Staff blog

Every day, we work with many partners in the effort to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County. This is incredibly rewarding yet complex and challenging work across many systems. Sometimes we see stories on TV and social media that don’t quite…
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SOCF supports housing policy work to effect change in homelessness

In June 2019, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) awarded $40,000 to the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) to support a policy strategy to increase state and federal funding to reduce homelessness across Ohio. One…
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A Place 4 Me’s “dream job” empowers youth to build trust

A Place 4 Me, the collective impact initiative that works to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County, recognizes the invaluable perspective of young people with lived experience of housing instability. Now, with support from United Way of Greater…
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SOCF supports launch of Lead Safe Cleveland coalition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is one of several local philanthropic organizations providing initial support to Lead Safe Cleveland, a coalition organized to prevent lead poisoning in Cleveland. With more than two decades of focus on the social…
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Cleveland selected to support data tracking in youth homelessness

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and its partners at A Place 4 Me, specifically Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services and FrontLine Service, are supporting a new pilot effort to track youth homelessness data across the United States. Launched…
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SOCF honored as Community Partner of the Year at Enterprise celebration

On September 6, Enterprise Community Partners held an event to celebrate 30 years in Ohio, and honored the Sisters of Charity Foundation as a Community Partner of the Year, following nearly 20 years of collaboration on the Housing First initiative….
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SOCF President: What is collective impact?

Below is a blog that originally appeared on ProjectHeard.com on the essential value of collaboration and collective impact at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, particularly in the area of homelessness.  How do you tackle a complex problem? With all…
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Ending Homelessness: The Keys to Success

The key factor in ending chronic homelessness is the full commitment of collaborative partners, according to two leaders whose communities have seen the end of chronic and veteran homelessness. Representatives from Bergen County, New Jersey, and Gulfport, Mississippi, joined Funders…
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