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D.C. Sets Three-Year Timeline To End AIDS Epidemic, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, December 1, 2016

On World AIDS Day,  Joseph’s House’s Scott Sanders joins Kojo to discuss the District’s efforts to stem HIV and the challenges it still faces in supporting residents currently living with the diagnosis.

 The Cost of Living, Washington City Paper, December 14, 2015

city-paper“With a warm, clean, safe place to stay, patients develop both a social safety net and a sense of personal pride. They feel motivated to recover and return to independent living.”



Living for the dying – the remarkable story of Joseph’s House, Faith & AIDS 2012 Blog, July 2012

Living for the dying – the remarkable story of Joseph’s House | Faith & AIDS 2012
“‘The caring attitude of staff is reflected in the hundreds of photographs of residents who have died that line the house’s walls. It’s a way of remembering those whose greatest fear is of being forgotten,’ remarks [David] Hilfiker.”


The House that Love BuiltPoz, March 2012


“Still, nothing really prepares us for death. Though many of us have seen friends and lovers die of AIDS, we are loath to admit that it is still happening. And often we cannot be there to bear witness to the dying, to be there for them, to hold their hands and love them as best we can until the light is gone from their eyes—especially when they’re strangers. Places like Joseph’s House undertake this work for us.”

The Other City

Film Review, The Washington Post, September 2010


A House for Healing,The Washington Post, October 2009

“If you had seen us together, you’d have thought we were friends forever, for a long, long time and we just met each other. This is really hard. It’s not hard because she’s gone. It’s hard because I’m going to miss my friend.” Leshelle Hicks, former resident.

Wasting Away: DC’s AIDS Nonprofits Struggle to Provide for Patients (Photo Gallery), The Washington Post, October 2009


Inside Joseph’s House, The Washington Post, June 2008

“‘I didn’t want people to have to earn love. I wanted it to be given freely, unconditionally, no strings attached,’ [Patty] Wudel said. ‘At Joseph’s House, people are cared for in a way that we all very much hope that we’ll be cared for as we die. I hope that I will not be abandoned emotionally or otherwise as I’m dying.’”

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, November 2006

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“So many people wake up in the morning and are grateful that God woke them to live another day. And kind of looking at their day from my point of view — feeling well and healthy — their day looks pretty rough. But it makes me think and wonder about my own gratitude for being alive in my own life.” – Patricia Wudel, Executive Director