2019 Innovation Challenge Award Winners
SMALL AGENCY CATEGORY
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Inc.
Microbusiness Program: Erasing Poverty through Entrepreneurship
This three-year project delivers an online model at six Catholic Charities agencies, providing low- to moderate-income adults with the knowledge, resources and capital to become small business owners.
MEDIUM AGENCY CATEGORY
Catholic Charities West Virginia, Inc.
Hospital Transition Program with Wheeling Hospital
The program identifies and supports high-risk patients after hospital discharge by connecting them with resources including transportation to appointments, home-delivered meals and housekeeping services.
LARGE AGENCY CATEGORY
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
This program pairs a trained “peer” — who serves in a crisis moment and as a continuous advocate — to a client recovering from substance abuse disorder or experiencing a substance abuse disorder crisis.