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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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

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    Together, we nurture the living and accompany the dying.

On The Edge of Life and Death: An exploration of living and dying at Joseph's House.

From the Lean on Me Blog

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Malcolm’s Prayers

It’s late afternoon, nightfall in early December. An hour ago, guided by the soft glow of holiday …read more »

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Shoppers’ Delight

Yesterday we made our inaugural shopping trip to the Capital Area Food Bank and I can’t wait to go …read more »

Events and Updates

  • IMG_5514Small Acts, Great Love T-shirts: Now available in our online store.
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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.

HIV
  • 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
  • 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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