House of Joseph I provides emergency shelter and services to homeless employable men. Residents come to the shelter for reasons that include family challenges, substance abuse, mental health disorders, unemployment or underemployment. Case managers initially help the men to resolve immediate crises. Subsequently, they begin the process of identifying barriers to long-term self-sufficiency. The opportunity to learn life management skills has proven especially helpful.Â When case managers determine which residents need and desire additional supportive services, they may refer them to a transitional residence or long-term housing program of the Ministry of Caring. Throughout every resident's stay, House of Joseph I strives to help each man reach his next step on the road to independent living.
Capacity: 12 men
Mission Statement: We are a community-based nonprofit organization that provides a network of social, health and support services for the poor, including the homeless and working poor, in greater Wilmington.