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Joseph’s Home

Established:
2000
Agency:
Joseph’s Home
Address:
2412 Community College Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
United States
Contact:
Beth Graham
Phone Number:
(440) 710-4767
Description:

Joseph’s Home serves as the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care. While men stabilize their physical illness in a nurturing faith-based environment, they also develop their individual housing plans and connections to behavioral health supports.
Joseph’s Home offers an eleven-bed facility with private rooms, ongoing medical supervision, medication management, nutritious home-cooked meals, and coordination with local health care providers. Typical residents are in need of or recovering from surgery, going through cancer treatment or stabilizing chronic conditions such as diabetes or COPD.
Residents also receive intensive case management that includes development of permanent housing plans, benefit(s) review, transportation to and from any needed medical or housing appointments, and supportive programming that includes identifying community resources and supports. We serve 45-50 men per year in residence annually.
Joseph’s Home also offers a robust Alumni Program services after they leave the house. Five of our alumni have found employment at Joseph’s Home and another alum served on our Board of Directors for four years. Constant connection with alumni ensures that the impact of Joseph’s Home is effective in the long-term. We serve over 30 alumni annually.

Operating Agency:
Non-profit
Facility Type:
Stand-alone Facility
Number of Beds:
11
Hours of Operation:
24/7
Average Length of Stay:
12 Weeks
Admission Criteria:

The criteria used to evaluate an individual for admission to Joseph’s Home are:
• Must be homeless, male and over 18 years of age
• Must have an acute or semi-acute medical problem which can be resolved or stabilized in 4-6 weeks
• Must be ambulatory with or without assistive devices
• Must be able to care for himself and be continent, independent in Activities of Daily Living
• Cannot be charged with or convicted of a sexually oriented-offense or arson
• Must be able to succeed in a group living situation with no recent attempts of suicide or violence
Medical needs and situations which may make Joseph’s Home an appropriate referral option include:
• Recent or pending discharge from a hospital following acute illness and/or surgery
• Need for residential setting in order to maintain compliance with treatment regimen
• Need for home health care (ex: colostomy/urostomy, renal dialysis, wound care, etc.)
• Receiving or recovering from the effects of cancer treatment
• Need to be stabilized on new medications (e.g. diabetic, high blood pressure, heart, chronic asthma, pain).

Clinical Staff:
Physician, Nurse, Other
Clinical Services Provided:
Wound care, medication-assisted treatment, education of medical diagnosis, behavioral health care, connection with Primary Care Provider and single community pharmacy
Support Services Provided:
Meals, Transportation, Case Management, Other
Funding Sources:
Private Donations, Local/State Government, Foundations