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:

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


Joseph’s House staff members Amy LaFountain and Robb Kendgia unveil the banner promoting this year’s Winter Walk for the Homeless and ‘Love Thy Neighbor Festival’.  The event is a fund-raiser for the agency’s emergency shelter and homeless outreach programs.

Joseph’s House & Shelter Invites you to join us for our 31st Winter Walk for the Homeless and Love Thy Neighbor Festival! Invitation  |  Download Pledge Form


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

Arresting repeat offenders will not combat ongoing homelessness in Troy.
Troy Record, 09/04/14

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

A Place to Turn on the Road Ahead

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

“Each year, Out of Reach demonstrates that large numbers of low income renters cannot afford the cost of living in the cities and towns where they work. This edition underscores the challenges facing the lowest income renters: increasing rents, stagnating wages, and a shortage of affordable housing. The urgent solution to these issues is clear: expanding the supply of affordable housing units, dedicated to the lowest income renters.”

Out of Reach 2013, National Low Income Housing Corporation

Joseph’s House & Shelter wins Supportive Housing Network of NY’s Annual Award
10/1/13 We are proud to announce that Joseph’s House & Shelter has won the Supportive Housing Network of New York’s Annual Award for outstanding housing.

The Newsletter of Joseph’s House & ShelterVol 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.