St. Joseph Orphanage Receives $228,619 from Federal Communications Commission COVID-19 Telehealth Program
CINCINNATI (May 22, 2020) – On May 20th, 2020, St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) was awarded $228,619 from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program. These funds will be used for technology and telehealth services to allow clients and families to remain safely at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our staff members promptly implemented telehealth adaptations when the Coronavirus changed the lives of those we serve, our staff, and the entire world.” says Eric Cummins, Chief Executive Officer of St Joseph Orphanage. “This shift allows SJO to continue to provide mental and behavioral health assistance to the trauma impacted children and families in our care throughout southwest Ohio.”
“At SJO, we realize that the need for mental health care never goes away or slows down.” says Dr. Joseph Rieman, Chief Medical Officer of St. Joseph Orphanage “Telehealth has allowed us to continue to be there for our current clients and also accept new clients who may be in crisis. We have always done everything we can to be there for the children and families in our community, and have no intention of letting any barriers change that.”
SJO is requesting donations to support its crucial mission during these uncertain times. Donations can be made online at www.stjosephorphanage.org/support/support-st-joseph-orphanage/ or mailed to St. Joseph Orphanage, ATTN: Development Dept., 5400 Edalbert Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45239.
About St. Joseph Orphanage:
Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1829, St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) is one of the oldest child and family service agencies in the nation. Although SJO is no longer a traditional orphanage, the agency now provides urgently needed mental and behavioral health, educational treatment, and foster care services to those in need. SJO cares for more 5,000 children and families across Southwest Ohio who are struggling with mental health and behavioral concerns, often due to abuse, neglect, and other forms of trauma. www.SJOkids.org