Meet Our New Friends

Meet out two new interns: Luke and Kasia.

Kasia is our intern for her last semester of Florida State’s Masters in Social Work program. After completing her undergraduate degree in philosophy at New College, she decided to pursue social work in order to address the many needs of individuals affected by the criminal justice system. Luke is finishing his Bachelors in Social Work. Luke started as a volunteer at JH last year and is now interning with us as well. 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Meet our new resident: Chad Grady

Meet Our New Friends 1

I am a new resident at Joseph House, that in currently in school obtaining my Associate in Arts degree with the long term aspirations of finding ways to help others. 

” Joy is peace dancing.” – Frederick Meyer

Updates from the community: Grace & Mercy

Meet Our New Friends 2
Our brother Gabriel continues to work  hard on his GED prep, as well as continues to dominate Madden 2k21.
Meet Our New Friends 3
Shout out to our brother Desa from the Communion and Liberation community down in Gainesville. Thank you for enhancing out community life with this fire pit.
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One of the current rooms awaiting for a new resident.
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“I looked out my window and I see that Father Dustin needs help. Cars were getting stuck out in front of Joseph House. One thing I like doing is praying. I prayed to God that we need help in front of the house because people are getting stuck. While I stayed in my chair I just imagined that I would get stuck. I started praying, “Open up my heart, my soul.” With the faith God gave me, it was going to happen. Within an hour or so, God answered my prayers. The only thing I heard was trucks. Everything was being moved around, the earth, and the machines in the front yard. God sent an angel to rebuild the foundation of Joseph House. My friend showed up and said, “Holy crap. You mean to tell me that they are building it right now? It’s impossible, I thought it was supposed to happen next week!” No Papa, I prayed last night, crying praying, I prayed alone, I cried alone. God sure answered Joe’s prayer! It hast to come from your heart. You’ve got to be well known with God. This house should be safe for others and ourselves.
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Jo- Jo, our guardian of the squirrels, continues to care for all of Gods creatures.
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Quintin continues to pursue his bachelors degree and is currently working at Ace Hardware.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you again for our next update!
-Fr. Dustin Feddon

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