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