MALACHI HOUSE INC

A loving home for life's last journey

aka A loving home for life's last journey   |   Cleveland, OH   |  www.malachihouse.org

Mission

Malachi House, created out of a Christian sense of ministry, serves persons who are terminally ill, without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin and without cost to the resident or family. This Home ministers to individuals who need an available caregiver, who have limited or no financial resources and are in need of special home care in the final stages of life. Our trained staff and volunteers provide spiritual, emotional and physical support with the assistance of a hospice team.

Ruling year info

1946

Principal Officer

Judy Ghazoul Hilow

Main address

2810 Clinton Ave

Cleveland, OH 44113 USA

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EIN

34-1598707

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Hospice (P74)

Hospice (P74)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Malachi House offers only one critical service to the community, one that is unexampled anywhere else in the region or state: providing residential housing for the poor and dying. Homelessness and poverty are pervasive issues in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland experiences triple the poverty rate compared to the rest of the nation. According to the Center for Community Solutions, 36.2% of Clevelanders live in poverty, making Cleveland the 11th poorest city among those with 65,000 people. Hispanic and African American rates are even higher at 40% and 43% respectively. This is compared to the overall U.S. poverty rate of 12.3% as of 2017. The number of Cleveland residents living on an income of 200% of poverty (defined as a household income of $24,120 per year for one individual) is an astounding 61.3% - well over half of all Clevelanders.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Care of the terminally ill

Care of the terminally ill who have limited income and no caregiver without cost.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Population(s) Served

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Related Program

Care of the terminally ill

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Only HALF of public safety net hospitals have a palliative care team, and in poor, minority, urban communities (like Cleveland) less than 5% of the dying receive hospice care due to lack of insurance, ability to pay, and accessibility. Access to palliative care is crucial as clinical trials have demonstrated that patients who receive palliative care alongside standard medical treatment are able to cope better and report a better quality of life (National Cancer Institute). This means that large segments of Cleveland’s population are at risk of poor health outcomes, early morbidity, and being considered medically marginalized, particularly when it comes to end-of-life care needs.

To remove those barriers to care, Malachi House combines residential housing with medically supportive services as it relates to palliative, hospice, and end-of-life care. For the last 32 years, we have been changing the way the poor and dying are served within the Greater Cleveland community. A simple, compassionate idea has blossomed into 3 decades of support for Cleveland’s dying poor, and Father Hritz and Mrs. O’Neill’s vision has been fully embraced within Northeast Ohio. As of the end of 2019, the agency has served nearly 2,600 individuals total, and works with 9 hospice partners who provide Malachi House residents with needed medical, hospice, and end-of-life care services. Our work is unique and unduplicated both within Northeast Ohio and the state, and fills a critical gap in Cuyahoga County’s health and human safety services net. As a matter of fact, in the last several years, Malachi House and its leaderships have been visited by individuals from across the country and abroad to see firsthand how the agency operates in hope of replicating similar services elsewhere. This indicates that Malachi House is on the verge of creating systemic change regarding end-of-life care access for the dying poor. We are on the forefront of this movement and are considered an expert in the field.

Staff and hospice partners work in tandem to serve residents’ physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological needs. We have 15 private, medically-equipped, ADA-accessible bedrooms, and provide around-the-clock care to 15 residents at a time. Local hospice agencies refer residents to our services when they have less than 6 months to live, lack financial and supportive resources, and experience homelessness or housing instability. Malachi House provides not only a clean, safe, and supportive living environment to ensure regular medical care, but also provides for residents’ additional basic human needs – such as food and clothing – as well as offering complementary therapies and compassionate medical support from trained staff and volunteers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Complementary therapies include music, art, and animal assisted therapy. These holistic practices do not replace hospice partners’ medical care, but work in tandem to promote comfort to residents.

Malachi House served over 2500 individuals. We are pleased to report that since our new fiscal year began on July 1, 2019, we have cared for 87 individuals who would have otherwise died lacking access to vital end-of-life medical support. Those we have served thus far this fiscal year ranged in age from 38 to 105; 57% of those in our care during this time frame were white; 36% were African-American; 2% were Asian, and 5% did not disclose their ethnicity; 54% were female and 46% were male. Those in our home had a variety of diagnoses, including COPD, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, heart failure, and several kinds of cancer, among other diagnoses. All residents lived at or below the federally defined poverty level.

Financials

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MALACHI HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

L. Joseph Lee

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John Schriner

Donna Skurzak

Jeffrey Neuman