dogshowv2aJoin us for 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


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:


Mayday! 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.

We 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

IMG_20141110_141746_573Joseph’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.

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

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
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.