How You Can Help


We mean it when we say that we lean on your prayers. It gives us strength and helps us to know we are not alone, knowing that so many people pray for our community every day.


Donate Online
You can donate now to support our mission by clicking here.

Donate By Mail
If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to: Joseph’s House, 1730 Lanier Place, NW Washington, DC 20009

Make a Monthly Donation
A recurring monthly donation provides us with a consistent source of income throughout the year. You can set up a monthly gift here.

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Holiday Wish List
We work very hard to make sure that Joseph’s House always feels like home. There are a number of items on our wish list that will help to keep our residents comfortable and our House at its welcoming best. You can purchase many of these items through our Wish List or arrange to come by the House and drop your gift off in person. You can reach us at 202-328-9161 (ext 2) or

Honor One You Love
Make a donation to Joseph’s House in honor of or in memory those you love, knowing that with your gift Joseph’s House will welcome and befriend and provide around-the-clock care for men and women who are homeless and dying.

Matching Gifts
Matching gift programs through your workplace can double or even triple the value of your contribution. Contact your employer’s human resources department to find out if your employer offers a matching gifts program.

Workplace Giving
Support Joseph’s House through the United Way of the National Capital Area (#8485), the Combined Federal Campaign (#60539), or the D.C One Fund (#8485). If you are holding a workplace fair, please remember to invite us.

Remember Joseph’s House in Your Will
Consider leaving a legacy of compassion by remembering Joseph’s House in your estate planning. You can donate through your will, a trust or life insurance policies. There are a number of options for donating through your estate plans, including a specific sum, a percentage of the estate, or the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones. To make a gift to Joseph’s House through your estate plans, please contact Deputy Director Scott Sanders at (202) 328-9161 ext 2 or


The more people who know about our values and practices, the stronger and more connected we are. If you haven’t yet visited Joseph’s House and would like to, please come to one of the one-hour “walk-and-talk” tours we hold twice each month and invite friends or family who might be interested as well.

We’ll share stories of those who have lived at Joseph’s House and reflections on our life as a community that nurtures the living and accompanies the dying. Upcoming dates and details here.


In order to maintain the family-like atmosphere of the house, most of the volunteer service at Joseph’s House is provided by those who serve full-time or who serve two full days per week through established volunteer service programs. We also have a limited number of individuals who visit weekly to help prepare meals, as well as volunteers who assist with some administrative tasks.

If you are interested in one of the year-long service programs, you can visit their websites for additional information:

Those interested in other volunteer opportunities should contact us at