Our mission…

Joseph’s House promotes the sanctity of life and the dignity of women by providing a nurturing home for mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy. The physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the mother and her baby are cared for through the loving direction of staff members and access to resources including, educational, occupational and spiritual in the Catholic tradition, giving them the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.

Learn more about Joseph’s House by watching our video.

For General Inquires Contact Us (315) 701-4981 Or Email Josephshouse4women@gmail.com



Joseph’s House is a 501c3 organization which relies on the generosity of our community to continue to serve our mom’s and babies. Together we are changing lives, two generations at a time!

We asked our moms what Joseph’s House means to them…

“A loving, safe, reliable place that we call home.”
“Showing me the way to success in parenting and life”

Thank you on their behalf for your generous one time or monthly gifts!


October 6th-3rd Annual A Lullaby Celebration, A Good Night for Joseph’s House at Drumlins Country Club (for more information see our events page)

Would you like to find out about some exciting sponsorship opportunities for 2016?  Please click below to download our informational package and save the dates for our 2nd annual Birdies for Babies 6.13.16 and A Lullaby Celebration, A Good night for Joseph’s House 10.6.16. Both events will be held at Drumlins Country Club.

2016 Sponsorship form


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Joseph’s House currently has an opening for:

Joseph’s House has an immediate opening for Weekend Resident Assistant. This is a weekend position. You must be available approximately every other Saturday and Sunday for 8 hr shifts. Responsibilities include making sure residents complete chores before leaving the house. Being available to advise residents with cooking, cleaning and childcare. Responsibilities include light housework. Applicants should be comfortable with being the staff person in authority during their shift. Must be responsible, dependable and willing to work with women and children from all backgrounds. Must also be able uphold the mission and values of Joseph’s House. Please send resumes and questions to sue@jhfw.org


Note: As the joy of our miracle is spreading, so many of you would like to help Erin with her fundraising effort for Joseph’s House. Erin has asked that we all help by collecting bottles and cans for Joseph’s House, so we are calling the campaign: I “CAN” with Erin for Joseph’s House.  Simply bring your bottles & cans to one of the participating centers and say they are for Joseph’s House.  God bless you on behalf of Erin, our moms, babies and the Joseph’s House family!

Participating locations:

Central City Bottle Redemption Center
224 Chapel Dr. Syracuse

Redemption Center of B'ville
52 Salina St. Baldwinsville

Liverpool Redemption Center
Old Liverpool Rd. Liverpool

Teall Av. Bottle & Can Return
1833 Teall Av. Syracuse

FM Bottle Returnables
202 W. Seneca St. Manlius

Cicero Bottle and Can Return
6195 Route 31 Cicero

If you have questions please email us:

Joseph’s House for Women

Joseph’s House Celebrates Our 2nd Birthday!

It’s been two years since we welcomed our first mom and baby to Joseph’s House. We celebrated our second anniversary on March 19th  and our first little Joseph’s House man will celebrate his second birthday in late April!  The time has flown by and we can always see it reflected in the face of this gorgeous, precocious toddler we have known since before his birth. We are blessed beyond words to be involved in this joyous work that has helped us welcome and transition more than fifty mothers and children at Joseph’s House.

As we enter our third year we are settling in and feel more in tune with the needs of all those we serve. We have a dedicated staff, a hands on board, and compassionate volunteers all working together tirelessly to give these young women and their little ones a fresh start. Our wish is to empower these young women to reach outside themselves and work hard to keep improving so they might change the trajectory of their lives and find the plan Our Lord in Heaven has for them.

In order to assist them more fully with their transition to independent living we are beginning our new Exodus Program This program is open to any Joseph’s House alumni mom who has successfully transitioned out of our home. We offer these moms help with transportation once a week to the grocery store, laundry, or doctor’s appointments. The volunteers involved in Exodus can also offer advice when needed on time management, budgeting and parenting issues. These alumni moms are welcome to return to JH for dinners and or life skills classes if needed and to take part in special events. We always want them to know Joseph’s House is family and we are always here to love and support them. We want to be sure we give them the opportunity to continue to change their lives two generations at a time.

Our biggest need is always financial and so we invite you to consider becoming a Joseph’s House Partner For Life. This is our monthly program where your gift goes directly to the support and care of our moms and babies. You can become a part of this  life-saving program for as little as $10 a month. The $10 or more you gift to Joseph’s House builds a foundation for us so we might give a new resident her very first pillow or blanket. I know that sounds impossible but I have heard  from new residents more than once they have never had a pillow.  That $10 or more may also purchase the first hot meal a pregnant mom has had in a few days. Most times I pick up a new, pregnant mom the first stop is at a diner because they are literally starving. We encourage you to look at what you have and think about what you might be able to sacrifice for a young mom living right here in Syracuse. A young mom who only needs your support to change her life and find the plan God has written for her and her child in the Palm of His Hand.

Thank you my dear friends and God Bless you always. You are in our prayers and we pray you might hold us in yours.  Wishing you abundant blessings always!

Kitty Spinelli

Joseph’s House


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