Here are Some of Our Dreams Realized

By now most of you know we take dreams seriously at Joseph House. We believe a meaningful life must tap into dreams. Joseph House was founded on the story of dreams coming true. We listen to the dreams of people and work with them to make them come about. We believe our world expands more and more the more we dare to take our dreams seriously. Here are a few dreams being realized in our house.

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Our brother Pre was invited to speak and share his journey as well as his perspective on the injustices in our criminal justice system at the inaugural conference on Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network at Georgetown University in DC. Having spent over ten years in solitary confinement, Pre speaks with incredible authority on the abuses in our prisons while also sharing stories of exceptional human resilience among the incarcerated. Pre shared his witness with judges, legal scholars, bishops, lawyers, and other formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Our brother Lamaar has created his own landscaping business, Blue Landscaping, to fulfill the dream of owning his own business and spending as much time possible outdoors amidst God’s creation. His masterful landscaping was on display this past week at the Maclay Tour of Gardens.

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And then there’s Chad, our dear brother who just recently left Joseph House to create a new home with his family. This was a big moment not only for Chad and his family but also for our community at Joseph House. Our aim is that the idea of home will be something our residents can imitate when they leave us. We dare to dream big because we know the our dreams help us create a more beautiful world for others too!

And from all of us at JH, we hope all you moms, grandma’s, godmama’s, had a good feast with family. Let’s pray for all those separated from their moms, and moms separated from their children. May we bring those dreadful walls that separate families down so that love may reign!

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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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