• 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Together, we nurture the living and accompany the dying.

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

A wonderful way you can support our community during this challenging time is 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 esmet@JosephsHouse.org 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.


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