Joseph House Receives a $50,000 Grant from Truist

Joseph House today announced it received a $50,000 donation from Truist Financial Corporation to help in the organization’s effort to reduce recidivism.

With great pleasure and genuine excitement, we announce an award from Truist. It is our goal to help as many formerly incarcerated men as possible. We are determined to show the human side of the data and the logic of the much-debated reentry topic. We believe that recovering the possibility to dream is essential for those working on restarting their new lives. We are humbled by this award and know it will help us achieve our mission.

“If we want formerly incarcerated individuals to build full and free lives, then it’s critical that we support efforts to help them achieve self-sufficiency and employment,” said Emily Dawkins, North Florida regional president for Truist. “Our grant to Joseph House will provide critical job training and other essential services to prevent
recidivism and enable long-term success, it’s also how we fulfill Truist’s purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”

“The great work Joseph House is doing can’t be put into words, they are having such a positive impact on our communities, said Chris Mills, Tallahassee Market President for Truist. “I had the great privilege to meet one of these residents that is owning his own economic success through his new landscaping small business. We are thrilled about our partnership, as we also look forward to working with these residents to teach them financial literacy in the not-too-distant future.”

About Joseph House

Joseph House provides and promotes a welcoming and restorative community for formerly incarcerated persons. Joseph House recognizes the dignity of us all, and, for this reason, we are dedicated to accompanying the formerly incarcerated on their journey back into society at large. Joseph House believes that integral to this journey is recognizing the systemic factors and histories of trauma that affect those we serve. In this process we call accompaniment, we focus on developing relationships with the larger community to build a more just and merciful society.

About Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at

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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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