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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 Hard Work of Living

Recently when the weather was softening a little and the trees were almost in bloom, Dwight finished …read more »

The Gifts of God for the People of God

As a child, Communion was my favorite part of going to church. Being Methodists, we only took …read more »

Events and Updates

  • image_galleryAdams Morgan PorchFest, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2:00-6:00. We’ll be hosting bands and serving up yummy treats at 1730 Lanier Place, NW. Swing by, stroll the neighborhood, and hear great free music.
  • Executive Director Patty Wudel featured in Washington Post article on whites waking up to racism. Post header

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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