SJO Unveils New Identity

St. Joseph Orphanage Unveiled New Identity on June 17, 2021

CINCINNATI, OHIO (JUNE 17, 2021). Today, St. Joseph Orphanage unveiled their new name to the public: NewPath Child & Family Solutions. For one of Cincinnati’s oldest non-profits, this change carries out a commitment to meeting ever-evolving client needs, challenges and possibilities. The result of a three-year effort, the new name (and new logo) will be quickly phased in throughout the summer.

“’NewPath’ instills the confidence and opportunity we want every child to feel when they see that their life can move in a new direction,” said Eric Cummins, CEO of NewPath since 2014. “That idea is echoed in our new brand promise: ‘Igniting Hope. Changing Futures.’ As we expand into more communities, as we form more partnerships, as we explore more opportunities for services, these ideals will help us stay true to our heritage.”

The organization has come a long way since 1829, when four Sisters of Charity opened St. Joseph Orphanage and took in 32 children orphaned by the cholera epidemic. Today, no longer an orphanage, the agency serves youth needs in behavioral and mental health, specialized education, independent living and foster care placement. The Sisters of Charity will still be active members of the NewPath mission and community.

“We’ve always evolved to meet the needs of children dealing with intensely difficult issues,” said Sister Mary Catherine Faller, a member of the Sisters of Charity and former chair of the NewPath board of directors. “It’s in our DNA.”

The new name and identity support the organization’s goal to expand services and reach more people in our region. In 2020 alone, NewPath served 4,200 clients in 14 counties throughout the tri-state area, including 13,000 telehealth calls, and therapy services and staff training in 32 schools.

“For people facing the most difficult times in their lives, holding onto hope can feel next to impossible,” said Cummins. “At NewPath, by building skills and awakening their personal strengths, we help people prepare for a journey that could change their life forever.

NEWPATH CHILD AND FAMILY SOLUTIONS ignites hope and changes futures by providing access to expert, specialized and comprehensive trauma-informed care. Services include behavioral and mental health treatment, specialized education, independent living and foster care placement. Headquartered in Monfort Heights, they maintain four facilities in three counties to serve the needs of more than 4,000 tristate children and families.