Welcome

Joseph’s House provides emergency shelter or support services to an average of 1000 men, women and children yearly.   Approximately 550 individuals stay in our emergency shelters for adults, families with children, or our seasonal overnight shelter for single men.  The agency also provides homeless street outreach, and legal services.  The agency operates three innovative permanent apartment programs for single adults or families with children who have experienced prolonged and frequent episodes of homelessness. Central to Joseph’s House mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness.  The staff works to build relationships based on each guest’s & tenant’s strengths and capacities.  Treating each person with dignity & respect, and promoting self-determination empowers guests and tenants to make healthier choices.

To contact us via email: info@josephshousetroy.org, or by phone: (518) 272-2544. To make a donation in person or by regular mail, our address is: Joseph’s House & Shelter 74 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180

News Highlights:

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Listen as Kevin O’Connor is interviewed on WAMC

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Recorded February 1, 2016


Joseph’s House would like to thank EVERYONE who helped make our recent Winter Walk for the Homeless Weekend a success.

From the Kick-Off Dinner to the actual Walk on Saturday (including the Little Italy Posada) it was a wonderful celebration of community and diversity as well as a real life demonstration of loving thy neighbor! Thank you all for helping us serve the most vulnerable of our community. We couldn’t do it without you!


Vets1Troy meets the challenge to end veterans’ homelessness

Photo: Congressman Paul Tonko and HUD Field Director Jaime Forero congratulate the City of Troy for ending Veterans homelessness. click to enlarge


Empty Bowls Celebrates 10 Years

Empty Bowl Project to mark 10th year in Troy


A place to turn on the road ahead

Joseph’s House helps meet needs so people can change their lives


Right Now, N.Y.C. Has Record Numbers Of Homeless People In Shelters…  And Billionaires


Troy to participate in Mayor’s Challenge to end Veteran Homelessness


Arresting repeat offenders will not combat ongoing homelessness in Troy


It’s three times cheaper to give housing to the homeless than to keep them on the street


 Joseph’s House & Shelter wins Supportive Housing Network of NY’s Annual Award



Joseph’s House Annual Program Statistics Report

Follow the link above for recent statistics on our services at the Emergency Singles Shelters, the Inn from the Cold, the Emergency Shelter for Families, the Family Advocacy and Resettlement Services Program, the Street Outreach Program, the Lansing Inn & Hill Street Inn, and the Bethune Program.