The lastest community news from Joseph House.

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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 …

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Please join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Friday December 2nd at FSU’s Turnbull Center in Tallahassee for the 4th Annual Joseph House Family Gathering. This event begins at 6:00 with heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Our featured speaker is bestselling author, Anthony Ray Hinton. …

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It’s time for the 4th Annual Tallahassee Beer Festival, scheduled to take place September 10, 2022 at the Civic Center. This event benefits UPHS Human Service Agencies and your ticket purchase will directly help Joseph House. Join us for Great Beer, Great Causes, and a Great Event. …

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Recently, I was speaking with a local leader on chronic homelessness in Tallahassee. We discussed the disturbing paradox of how it is that we can live in the same city yet live in two different worlds. Yet this paradox isn’t so mysterious when one confronts historical …

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The following is a submission by Quintin Storey, a resident of Joseph House. Back in 1992 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall spoke of how urgent the issue of segregation and victimization of the black American must be addressed. He spoke of racism and prejudice and pointed …

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Dear friends of Joseph House, Here is a scripture reflection from Dr. Sonya Cronin on John 9. One reality that confronts us anew during the outbreak of the coronavirus is how vulnerable many among us are on a daily basis, pandemic or not.  As they are walking …

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As we’re nearing the end of 2019 we’re already reflecting on the good that came our way over the past year. We found a beautiful home in a beautiful area in TLH, we formed a devoted band of accompaniers walking with those returning from prison, and …

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Joseph House was built for those emerging from Florida’s spaces of confinement. “to open eyes that are blind,    to free captives from prison    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:7 We at Joseph House assist those emerging from confinement in some of our state’s dungeons. The truth is those subjected to solitary …

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The inspiration for our name, “Joseph House,” comes from the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). In that story, the young man Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers and ends up incarcerated in an Egyptian prison. …

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Like the Joseph story, the stories of people who have been incarcerated do not occur in a vacuum without context. Not simply about wrong doing and punishment, these are tales complicated by complex historical problems that have directly impacted communities and families. In the modern day …

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The first time Joseph is mentioned in the book of Genesis is when he is born and named. Rachel, Joseph’s mother, had been barren and was losing the “child bearing” competition with Jacob’s other wives (her sister and their two handmaids Bilhah and Zilpah, who had …

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In our last discussion of the Joseph story, we left off where Joseph shared his dreams with his brothers. Combined with their father’s favoritism towards him, it caused strife within the family. They hated Joseph over his status with his father, as well as his dreams, …

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.

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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