Joseph’s House provides emergency shelter or support services to an average of 800 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 its non-judgmental provision of services.  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:

Winter Walk 2015- Saturday December 5, 2-4pm

Join us at 202 4th st  (JH&S Hill St. Inn) for a fun filled afternoon of music, live animals and a walk through the streets of Troy to raise awareness about homelessness. After the walk stay and enjoy a traditional Italian Posada, soup and more music. Don’t forget about the kick off gala on Thursday December 3rd at the Franklin Terrace call Patti Tullgren at 874-1247 for more information. Pledge Form

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

Yappy Hour & Dog Show!


4-8pm on September 20

All proceeds to benefit Joseph’s House and Shelter.
Sponsored by Lucas Confectionery and Henri Loves Betty Pet Boutique. Also, featuring award winning author Paul Grondahl and his book Great Dogs of Albany and Beyond!

Register a dog for the show:
$20 per category.
Voting: $5 per Ballot


We need your help. We have started a month long crowd funding to buy a much needed new truck. Please visit http://igfn.us/vf/mayday to see how you can help.

truckWe are trying to raise enough money for a new-to-us truck – our one and only, old, old workhorse of a vehicle can no longer do it’s necessary tasks: picking up food donations and other donated items, or moving families to apartments. We need a replacement and fast!

Please consider giving a small donation $10, $25 or $50 or send this link to some of your friends via email or on Facebook or Twitter! If you give there is a simple, one-click way to send a “I gave, will you” message or tweet to anyone you wish.

Click here: http://igfn.us/vf/Mayday OR
On your smartphone: Text to 71777 and in the message line type: mayday

You will get a text link right back and from there you can give or share!

If a lot of people give just a little we can meet our goal and buy the used vehicle we have on hold.

Thank you all!

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 streets

Where in America can a low-wage worker afford a two-bedroom apartment? Nowhere.

Out of Reach 2013, National Low Income Housing Corporation

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

The Newsletter of Joseph’s House & Shelter Vol 32, No. 2 Fall, 2014

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.