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A SPONSORED MINISTRY OF THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF CINCINNATI

St. Joseph Home was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1873. In 2006, 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.

PREVIOUS MISSIONS

Our mission has always been to serve the unmet needs of those marginalized by society. For 146 years, we’ve shifted as an organization to best address the most pressing modern issues.

St. Joseph Home was established as the St. Joseph Infant Asylum in 1873 by The Sisters of Charity. Our founding mission was to serve as a maternity home for young, unwed mothers and to find adoptive homes for their infants.

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-be could continue their education.

As society progressed, 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 shifted organizational efforts to serve this growing population with complex disabilities. This is the mission we hold today.