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Read the SOCF Cleveland Pandemic Response Report

The greater Cleveland community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the value of collaboration and rapid mobilization. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland tapped into the responsive legacy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to support those…
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A Place 4 Me selects operating partner for youth drop-in center

In December 2020, the A Place 4 Me Steering Committee released a request for qualifications for a community partner with the capacity, flexibility, passion, and alignment with A Place 4 Me’s mission to operate a drop-in center for youth and young adults experiencing…
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A Place 4 Me seeks operator for youth drop-in center: RFQ

Request for Qualifications now open to organizations interested in operating Cuyahoga County youth drop-in center as an essential piece in the effort to end youth homelessness. Click here to view RFQ & apply: Drop In Center Operator RFQ (pdf) The…
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Right to Counsel-Cleveland launches to offer free legal help in evictions

Housing instability, often caused by eviction, is a root cause of poverty in Cleveland. The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland began researching ways to address this issue in partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Innovation Mission fellowship. On October…
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SOCF Cleveland Gives More Than $1.3 Million in First-Half 2020 Grants

Funds Support COVID-19 Response, Ending Homelessness, Catholic Sister Service & Ministry The board of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland recently approved its second-quarter grant docket, bringing total grant awards for 2020 to $1,383,608.87. A majority of funding in…
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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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