We take dreams seriously at Joseph House. As Joe has taught us for those coming out of prison, to dream is to hope and to hope is to live the good life. We have also learned that dreams come true more easily when we share in life together. A life together where we share responsibilities, we share in laughter and meals, we share our home with friends and strangers. We want to introduce our new House Manager, Quintin Storey, and let you hear from him.
In his words
Hi, I’m Quintin, The House Manager here at the Joseph House. I am currently enrolled at TCC in the Paralegal Studies Program. I plan to earn an AS Degree in the program. My participation in this mission is a very special part of my daily life because I was once released from incarceration. Just as the 1st station of the cross, when Jesus was condemned, I somehow feel that station relevant to my struggles of re-entry from incarceration.
The obstacles, struggles, and everything which was stacked against me almost seemed to be unreal – another aspect of condemnation. I remember those faithful saints that were there to guide me through that tough time of transition. Post-release is a very critical point for one returning into free society from prison. Here at the Joseph House, we take a frontline, hands-on approach to getting the necessary resources organized so that we may assist those in most need.
– Quintin Storey
The Impact of Joseph House
Quintin is a student at Tallahassee Community College pursuing Paralegal Studies as he hopes to give back to the community by serving juveniles that are most vulnerable to incarceration. Quintin’s presence at the house not only ensures the safety of our residents but also assists us in further forming our mission as someone who was formerly incarcerated.
Our hope is to create a social climate where education is valued and the opportunity to further one’s intellectual gifts is increased. Studies show time and time again that when those that are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated are exposed to postsecondary education their chances of returning to prison dramatically decreases.