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January 2023 not only marks the beginning of a new year, but a very important year for us at Joseph House. Back in 2018, our first resident came “home.” Joseph House isn’t simply an organization or a halfway house but a home. It’s a one-story, with …

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Close Proximity

I’m a firm believer that we learn why justice work is important by hearing from the men directly. Their stories are incredible, different experiences and similar ones. Their humanity and ability to share was stripped from them for so long. I believe it is important that …

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More than a House

As a Joseph House alum and now the Community Educator, I like to remind people that Joseph House is not a halfway house. It’s a serene home that was created through love, care, and awareness of how we are all interconnected. The foundation that Joseph House …

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“I wanted to leave prison the minute I arrived, but what happens is when you get locked up, your brain can’t comprehend being in there as long as your sentence, so you get into everything that is bad, and you do all the wrong things because …

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In the days and months to come we will feature some stories from our brothers as they share with us their experiences and reflections. This brief story, “Change of Custody”, comes from our brother André and his account of the transitional time as he journeyed from …

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As a nonprofit ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee, Joseph House is thrilled to be one of nine Tallahassee-area charities selected for GiveTLH 2022. #GiveTLH 2022: ‘A new start’: Joseph House shelters men released from prison. The incredible efforts of GiveTLH, the Beatitude Foundation, …

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On Becoming a Chef

For the past 8 weeks, Arthur, dedicated each week day to learning the culinary arts at Refire, a culinary program for those returning to our communities. Each day brought new skills such like sautéing under varying heats, baking desserts and other delish meals, catering for others, …

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Come Be with Us

Visit us during our open house & hear from our brothers Saturday, October 22. Details coming soon. Join us for our Book Club (led by Pre, Tracy, & Fr. Dustin) starting Monday, October 10. Please click here to RSVP for this free event. Celebrate with us …

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It was over a casual dinner with one of our residents, a young man who went into prison at age 18 and was released to us three years later at 21, that the conversation got personal, and very reflective. “I think if I had had parents …

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Joining our team at Joseph House is Pre Shelton. Pre will be our Community Educator as he will spread the word about our community and its mission. Pre speaks from experience about the challenges of incarceration. He is especially attuned to the dire needs of those …

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New Journeys Begin!

In the past two weeks two dear brothers of ours have found their own home. Both Pre & Lamaar will take a little bit of JH with them. This is core to our philosophy! Create Home! We are modeling love, care, and nurturing. Our aim is …

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Please join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Friday December 2nd at FSU’s Turnbull Center in Tallahassee for the 4th Annual Joseph House Family Gathering. This event begins at 6:00 with heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Our featured speaker is bestselling author, Anthony Ray Hinton. …

The art of accompaniment


Some may volunteer by accompanying our residents through challenging tasks. 

Others may wish to volunteer by assisting helping us around the house, creating a sense of belonging for all of us.

Finally, others may simply want to join us on occasion at our community events to learn more.

Responding to Material Needs


There are very real costs to create a home for those hoping to re-enter society after incarceration. 

Joseph House, through the generosity of our donors, has been able to take concrete steps towards justice by restoring the dignity of those leaving the prison systems.

Sharing the Good News


In less than one year our ministry has grown in leaps and bounds, impacting the lives of many for one simple reason: people are sharing the good news. 

We encourage you to share Joseph House with your family, your friends, your community, inviting them to join us as we join those re-entering society after prison.

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