The latest community news and events from Joseph House.

News & Events 1

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. …

News & Events 2

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 3

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 …

News & Events 4

Dear friends of Joseph House, One of our community members who spent decades in prison surrounded by steel, metal and concrete, informed me of his preference for colorful clothes and items because if I spent as much time as he did amidst drab and dreary then …

News & Events 5

What a wonderful world

I believe that when we share in a life together, everyday moments open up the possibility for God’s goodness to be felt. At times it means we must sacrifice the desire for “efficiency” and “success” and simply enjoy mundane tasks together. One such moment happened the …

News & Events 6

Join us for our latest Joseph House Lecture on Thursday, February 20th at 7PM: Florida’s Convict Lease System and its Legacy of Prison Abuse Presenter: Peter A. Cowdrey – Educator-in-Residence, Museum of Florida History Please join us at Joseph House as we explore Florida’s infamous Convict Lease System, a …

News & Events 7

This year we were blessed with two exceptional interns from FSU’s MSW program: Tyler and Rachel. Rachel’s internship ends this week but her involvement with our community endures. Rachel connected with our community right from the start. Here’s Rachel in her own words: Working at Joseph …

News & Events 8

Meet Qwan

Qwan Flemming was our first participant at Joseph House. In fact, Qwan was with us before there was a house in Joseph House. Qwan was born and raised in Tallahassee, Fl. He was caught up in the system at an early age. Two years ago Fr. …

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

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