5 Years of Home and Hope

It’s been five years since Joseph House became a reality; ten since the first inklings of it came about in thought. Joseph House began simply. It was not a grand and radical idea. It was the immediate solution to an immediate problem, the smallest bit of innovation. When Fr Dustin first began going into prisons to visit incarcerated men, he found that many whose long-awaited freedom was dawning were dominated instead by fear, stress, and dread, rather than experiencing hope, excitement, and joy. They were with nowhere to go and nobody to receive them home. Joseph House was born for this, not just to offer housing, but to offer home, a place to belong, and community—a place to find oneself in freedom.

– By Dr. Sonya Cronin, Co-Founder and Consultant of Joseph House

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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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