• Valerie-e1370499021180

    At Joseph’s House, we provide healing care to homeless men and women dying of AIDS and cancer through physical nurturing, spiritual companionship and the restoration of dignity.

  • JamesPriscilla

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

  • ChristmasDinner2

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

  • jamesonporch

    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.

  • End of Life Care

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

  • Communitylivingroom

    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


Going Home

This morning one of our residents, a young man with late-stage cancer, flew home to Central America …read more »


A Dream Coming to Life

We were blown away this weekend to win Make DC’s Designing Dreams competition. Of course, we are …read more »

Events and Updates


On June 19,  Joseph’s House raised over $36,000 from friends old and new during the United Way’s Do More 24 campaign. As the organization raising the most of any participating non-profit, Joseph’s House received an additional prize of $7,500. These much-needed resources will support small acts of great love 365 days a year. Special thanks to our community partners:

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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.

  • 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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