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Reporting Child Abuse

child abuse preventionHow to Report Child Abuse and Neglect There are ways you can help stop child maltreatment if you suspect or know that a child is being abused or neglected. If you or someone else is in immediate and serious danger, you should call 911. You may be wondering who can...



New Chief People Officer

Chief People OfficerWelcome John Parran, Chief People Officer! St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) announces the hiring of John Parran as Chief People Officer. John comes to SJO from Meritor Inc, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial...

It Can’t Wait – Vaccinate Event

child vaccinesKeep Your Child Safe & Healthy Every year, millions of children get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Getting vaccinated is your child’s best chance to help keep them from getting sick and preventing the spread of disease to others. This...

Adoption Story

My Adoption Story “I’m The Blessed One” Rhonda Anderson has been a foster parent with SJO for over six years, fostering twenty different children. “Even when I was younger, I wanted to be a foster parent. It was just a calling I guess for me to do...

Human Trafficking in Ohio

  Human Trafficking In Our Community World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is held on July 30th each year, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the...

Online Adoption & Foster Care

Online AdoptionsVirtual Adoptions & Foster Care – Here to Stay Read Full Story and watch Video by Spectrum News 1. Adoptions in Hamilton County, Ohio are now available online. There are over 400 child in Hamilton County alone still waiting on adoption. The need for foster...

COVID-19 Update: Thank You Supporters

Thank You Generous Donors For Helping Combat COVID-19! “Whether you are a donor of St Joseph Orphanage (SJO) or someone who believes in the importance of our work, I want to thank you. Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your...

My First Place for Youth

My First Place for YouthSt. Joseph Orphanage Launches New Program: My First Place St. Joseph Orphanage has implemented a local program First Place for Youth in Hamilton County working with young adults aging out of foster care to help them build stronger futures. Read the full article at:...

Service Spotlight: Independent Living Services

Learn More About Our Independent Living Services “Our goal is to help youth become adults who are able to contribute to society and meet life situations adequately and in a personally satisfying way. Where youth would otherwise be left entirely on their own at...

Service Spotlight: Dayton Campus

Learn More About Our Dayton Campus Located in Vandalia, our Dayton campus is close to the center of Dayton, area bus lines, and to interstates 70 and 75. What services does the Dayton Campus offer? Mental Health Diagnostic Assessments Case Management (CPST) Medication...

Service Spotlight: Residential Intervention Services

Learn More About Our Residential Intervention Services Our residential intervention services help up to 34 guests at a time, assisting them with every area of their lives. Specifically, our services allow children ages 5-17 with traumatic backgrounds to explore...

Maintaining Your Mental Well-Being While Working From Home

work from home8 Tips for Keeping Your Mental Health in Check While Working From Home   Because we are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are asking employees to work from home. And, for many, this is their first time working from home full-time. Suddenly,...

COVID-19 Update: How We’re Helping the Community

Teachers, therapists, and staff members throughout St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) are on the front lines of the coronavirus relief effort. We are committed to continuing to provide mental health care to our community during this difficult time.  While we are taking all...

Update: Our Services & COVID-19

Corona Virus UpdateMental Health Services Available We are committed to continuing to provide mental health  care to our community during this difficult time.  While we are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and local health departments, our facility remains open, with the...

Kindness in the Workplace

Benefits of Being Kind At Work When you think of your work environment, you might think of kindness as a weakness. Historically, kindness contrasts with the image of a cut-throat, successful business person who wants to move up the ladder of a corporate world....

Random Acts of Kindness Week

practice random acts of kindness10 Ideas For Bringing Someone Cheer Random Acts of Kindness Week, also known as RAK Week, is happening now until this Sunday, February 23rd. The holiday originated in 1995 in the city of Denver, Colorado. However, the concept of random acts of kindess has actually...

Meet the Englemans – Foster Care & Adoption

Ohio AdoptionFoster Mom to Adoptive Mom   For years, Treka Engleman wanted to be a foster parent. In 2016, she began taking classes with St. Joseph’s Orphanage and went on to foster Elijah, Alexis and Mercedes. She soon fell in love with the kids and adopted all three of...

Financial Support For Ohio Adoptions

local adoptionFamily Forward: Making Adoption Costs ManageableBy: Ohio Treasurer Robert SpragueAdoption is a wonderful way for many people to start or grow their families. When prospective parents decide to adopt, they start down a path that will change their lives, and the life of...

New Year. New Family.

ohio foster familyLoving Wheeler Family Joins Our Foster Care Family Please welcome Tammy and Derrick Wheeler to our Foster Care Family! Tammy and Derrick have been married for 29 years. They have a blended family that includes 4 beautiful adult daughters and many grandchildren....

Welcome Waller Family

ohio foster familyFoster Family Opening Their Home – Just in Time For The Holidays We would like to take a moment to thank all of our foster parents and adoptive parents. Because of our loving parents we have been able to assist in finding loving homes for children in need in the...

Love Has No Color – Foster Care & Adoption

adoptionFoster Mom. Adoptive Mom. Single Mom… Loving Mom! A Loving Foster Mother and now Adoptive Mother, Treka Engleman recently shared her story with “Love What Matters”. Treka has a heart of gold and has taken on the role to provide a safe, loving home...

Seeking Home For The Holidays

adoption foster child“My Holiday Wish Is For A Loving Home” This holiday season and all throughout the year there are thousands of children in Ohio seeking a loving home.  A large population of children and teens in foster care live in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas,...

Ohio Children’s Alliance Award Winner

Our very own Susan Ballard was selected as a recipient of Ohio Children’s Alliance George Stevens Award! Please join us in congratulating her for receiving this esteemed award! She is one of two recipients in the state of Ohio. Susan Ballard, Chief Operating Officer...