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About Joseph’s House and Shelter

Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter, Inc. is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region. Joseph’s House offers emergency shelter, street outreach, and support services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals, youth, and families. We offer non-judgmental services where each guest’s dignity and worth are recognized and respected.

Our Mission

Joseph’s House & Shelter’s mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness.


Our vision is for a community where everyone has safe and affordable housing.


  • We recognize an individual’s strengths, capacities and right to self determination.
  • We affirm each person’s dignity and show respect through non-judgmental advocacy.
  • We commit to Housing First and harm reduction principles.

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The Troy Shelter