This year, Joseph’s House celebrates 33 years of providing holistic care to unhoused individuals with Shepherding Hope, a fundraising campaign. Help us reach our goal of $75,000 by making a donation. We are a third of the way there! On May 11th, 2023, we hosted an evening of celebration and reflection at The Generator Hotel. With a packed house, we came together as a community to share testimonials on the impact of our services and recognize the important role our supporters and partners play at Joseph's House.

From the Lean on Me Blog

Together We Stand

On behalf of all the people of the Joseph’s House community: Opened in 1990 in response to the …read more »

Communion of Saints

My mother and I had a deeply moving conversation the day after I returned home to care for her as …read more »

Events and Updates

Support our community by donating a dinner via our MealTrain. You will provide our residents with an exciting change of pace at dinnertime and give our hard-working staff a break from cooking. If you would like to contribute, sign up for a slot on the calendar—you can make your own dish to drop off at the house, place an order with a local restaurant for delivery on your chosen day, or donate a gift card.

Email: for support or suggestions. Thank you!

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.

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

  • The HIV rate among DC residents is 1.8%, almost twice the rate defined by the World Health Organization as a generalized epidemic. The rate among Black men is 3.8% (compared with 1.5% for White males and 2.1% for Latino males); and the rate among Black women is 1.6% (compared with 0.1% for White women and 0.3% for Latina women. Blacks with HIV in DC die at a higher rate than their white and Latino counterparts.
  • Cancer mortality is 90% higher among African Americans than among whites. Cancer mortality is highest in the Wards with the highest concentration of African Americans and low-income residents.