How You Can Help


Support our community by donating a dinner via our MealTrain. You’ll 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.

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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.

Wish List
We work very hard to make sure that Joseph’s House always feels like home. 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 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 Executive Director Kowshara Thomas at (202) 265-7174 or


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