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SOCF supports bipartisan solutions to the housing crisis and its impact on homelessness

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has been a longtime supporter of ending homelessness in Cuyahoga County and beyond and has made great strides to do so over the last two decades by implementing best practices, strengthening advocacy efforts…
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Partnering for Family Success results in valuable lessons

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has been a funder and supporter of the Cuyahoga Partnering For Family Success program since its creation in 2014. Now that the five-year Pay for Success-model program is complete, partners have announced the results,…
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SOCF-funded study sheds troubling light on eviction effects

As part of the first Innovation Mission, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland granted funding to fellow Hazel Remesch and her team at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to work with Case Western Reserve University on a study analyzing…
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Youth Homelessness & Community of Hope: Video

Angela D’Orazio, senior program officer, appeared on WKYC’s “We the People” on January 17 along with Amber Donovan, executive director at Community of Hope, and Dylan McIntosh, a Community of Hope participant. The group spoke about youth homelessness in Cleveland,…
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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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