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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"

From the Lean on Me Blog

The Legacy of Ryan White

August 18th marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Ryan White CARE Act, creating a …read more »

Malcolm’s Prayers

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

Events and Updates

    • Saturday, October 24: Join our  team for the Walk to End HIV and support our work and the work of our partners at Whitman-Walker Health. image_gallery
    • Saturday, October 24:  We’ll join lots our Adams Morgan neighbors to host a festive afternoon of musicians for the annual PorchFest. Drop by our porch between 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

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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