The latest community news and events from Joseph House.

News & Events 1


This past year we have planted a lot together. Planting together means expecting a shared future together. We expect that planting together will lead us to a shared harvest of goodness together.  As we reflect on community life, we discover the integral role family plays in …

News & Events 2

As most of you know we are unapologetic dreamers here at Joseph House. We started dreaming a few years ago for a beautiful home for those leaving prison and jail – a home filled with love and support from our neighbors. Two weeks ago our dream …

News & Events 3

Visiting Joseph House

Fr. Dustin and I have been friends for nearly twenty years. We were in graduate school together at Florida State, both pursuing a PhD in Religion. I was also privy to the early days of Fr. Dustin’s emerging vision for what would become Joseph House. In …

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Meet Tyler

We are growing. Over the next couple of months we anticipate welcoming three new brothers at Joseph House. It was the funds raised at last years Gala that has enabled us to expand our house, building three new rooms. Without the support of you all this …

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Our New Intern Kaly

This semester we are happy to welcome our new intern Kaly. Here’s Kaly in her own words: Hi! My name is Kaly Allison and I am currently in my last year of graduate school as a Social Work major at Florida State University. After receiving my …

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A Life Shared Together

Sonya Williams is one of our core volunteers. Her time with us is a model for what it means to share life together. Here she is reflecting on a life together with Gabriel: “Our need for each other seems to be even greater during this pandemic. …

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Summer 2020

This summer has had its share of challenges for our community. Isolation and uncertainty of what’s around the corner conjures anxiety. Yet we are grateful for a few JH friends who have invited our little community to go out into some of the more enchanting spaces …

News & Events 8

Two years ago tomorrow we began Joseph House by walking with Qwan the day he was released from solitary confinement at Santa Rosa CI. I invited Sonya and Brian on this journey by seeing if they could pick Qwan up one Sunday afternoon at the Tallahassee …

Vocational Programming

Carpentry Practicum

Whether it be carpentry, computer science, or another trade, we hope to prepare those at Joseph House for meaningful work.

Our vocational programming includes guidance on workplace expectations; vocational skills and interests; opportunities for developing computer skills, resumes, interview skills and networking with future employers.

At Joseph House, we are creating opportunities to develop career interests and dreams.

Through your help Joseph House is able to provide support services to accompany those most affected by mass incarceration.

News & Events 9

Joseph House

3rd Annual Gala

We would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual Joseph House Gala on Friday, November 5th, 2021. Our theme for this special night is: Learning to Dream.

Keynote speaker via Zoom: Sr. Helen Prejean will share her witness and testimony on creating justice through accompanying the least among us.  She is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller Dead Man Walking.

Other speakers include Bishop William Wack, and Chad Grady, former brother of  Joseph House.  

A plated dinner will be served in the Magnolia Room at the Capital City Country Club on 1601 Golf Terrace Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32301. Masks are required.

Join us for this Special Event

November 5th