St. Joseph Home was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1873. In 2011, the leadership of our organization transitioned from religious to lay leadership. Our current CEO and President is Dan Connors with Sisters offering wisdom and guidance through board leadership and congregational oversight.
Urged by the love of Christ and in the spirit of our founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton, we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strive to live Gospel values.
We choose to act justly, to build loving relationships, to share our resources with those in need, and to care for all creation.
The mission of St. Joseph Home has always been to serve the unmet needs of those marginalized by society. Since 1873, we’ve adjusted as an organization to best address the most pressing issues of the era.
St. Joseph Home was established as the St. Joseph Infant Asylum in 1873 by The Sisters of Charity. Our founding ministry was to serve as a maternity home for young, unwed mothers, also finding adoptive homes for their infants as needed.
In 1954, our name was changed to the St. Joseph Infant and Maternity Home. Later, in 1967, we moved to our current location in Sharonville where an on-campus high school was opened for the expecting mothers to continue their education.
Through this century of ministry more than 15,000 babies were adopted from St. Joseph Home.
As society changed, being an unwed mother became more accepted and the need for a maternity home dramatically declined. At the same time, medical advances allowed infants and children with complex disabilities to live longer.
In 1976, the Sisters revamped organizational efforts to serve this growing population with complex disabilities among people of all faiths. This is the work we continue today.