• At Joseph’s House, we provide healing care to homeless men and women with late-stage and end-stage AIDS and terminal cancer through physical nurturing, spiritual companionship and the restoration of dignity.

  • Joseph’s House provides residents with 24-hour nursing care, including personal care services and medical case management.

  • We foster the opportunity for shared community life with family-style meals and the companionship of other residents, staff, and volunteers.

  • We work to create a home where the values of unreserved love and friendship are practiced, seeking to practice compassionate care so that the act of service itself becomes a source of healing, both for the served and the server.

  • We believe that no one should die alone and members of our community keep vigil with residents who are dying.

  • Together, we nurture the living and accompany the dying.

Do More 24, Thursday, June 8, Donate to Joseph’s House during the United Way’s online give-a-thon.

From the Lean on Me Blog

Video Highlights from Garden Dedication

Video from the June 24, 2017, dedication. Remarks of Patty Wudel, Executive Director Remarks …read more »

Beauty, Wonder & Gratitude

On June 24, the Joseph's House community, joined by neighbors and friends, dedicated our new healing …read more »

Events and Updates

  • Healing Garden Dedication, on Saturday, June 24, we dedicated our fully accessible garden. See photos and video from the event.
  • Walk and Talk Tours, visit Joseph’s House for one-hour visit and tour to learn more about our work and life in community. Tours are held twice a month on a Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 am. Dates, details and RSVP info here.

Your Support Makes A Difference

Your support for Joseph's House becomes compassion and justice for the poor, and a sense of welcome and belonging for those who are suffering.

Adults and Adolescents Living With HIV by Ward

The Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Cancer in Washington, D.C.

  • 2.7% of the D.C. population is living with HIV, almost 3x the rate defined by the World Health Organization as a generalized epidemic.
  • African Americans in D.C. are disproportionately impacted by HIV at a rate of 4.3%. Learn More »
  • Cancer incidence among African Americans is 54% higher than among whites.
  • Cancer mortality is 90% higher among African Americans than among whites. Learn More »


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