image of mother and childOur 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.







Tahoe LTZ


We are quickly approaching our second year of raffling off a vehicle to benefit the great works of Joseph’s House. This year our generous donors have provided us with a beautiful 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ! We are very excited about the possible funds we may raise to continue and enhance the opportunities we are providing our moms and children.

The Tahoe will be arriving at Destiny USA on March 24th and will remain there for approximately 20 weeks. This is where our volunteers are critical! Without the amazing volunteers we would never be able to run this raffle and we hope that you will consider offering your time to assist us.

Note: Shifts are shorter this year!
The schedule will run as follows:

Monday – Thursday – (11am – 7pm)
Shifts– 11am – 2pm, 2pm – 5pm, 5pm -7pm

Friday and Saturday – (11am – 5pm)
Shifts– 11am – 2pm, 2pm – 5pm

Sunday – (12 noon – 4pm )
Shifts — 12-2pm, 2pm -4pm

Please contact us at bertha@jhfw.org or at 315-701-4981, for any questions you may have and to discuss the potential for volunteering.



Join our “1000 person Partner for Life challenge” by donating $10 per month, please see our donation page or simply send a voided check to 1101 Burnet Av. Syracuse, NY 13203 with the monthly amount in the memo section. Have questions? Please contact Denise at denise@jhfw.org or 315 345-1369.

May we work together in solidarity for the glory of our beloved Savior Jesus Christ, His Immaculate Mother and His foster-father and our patron, St. Joseph.

Click below to access our Partner for Life form.

2015 Partner for Life form.doc


Hello Dear Friends of Joseph’s House!

There have been so many miracles in the short history of Joseph’s House, we have been asked by many to share them. You may consider this a type of update on our progress and learn how we are inspired each day to do the work of Our Lord has set before us. He hears our prayers dear friends, because we give our everything to Him each day. If you begin giving your whole being to God each day as you set your feet on the floor, I can promise you, your life will change dramatically. The first thing I noticed was I did an awful lot of cursing at other drivers! That bad habit disappeared rather quickly, as I knew that wasn’t something I wanted to give to God! I challenge you to try this if you never have. Only God knows what he has in store for you!

As I write this to you, we are home to six moms, two toddlers, two infants and are expecting two more precious bundles in the spring. We will also be welcoming our seventh resident next week. I know she will be greeted by our precocious 3 year old
(who I will call Lizzy), with an outstretched hand and “Welcome to Lizzy’s House!”
You see even our very youngest residents consider Joseph’s House, THEIR house!
What more could we possibly ask for!

We are blessed each day by these young women and their children as they work hard to change their lives. Our lives are joy-filled being able to witness their gratitude for our ministry. We thank you for your prayers and support and ask you to consider helping us with our up-coming fund-raising events by selling raffle tickets at the mall or serving on one of our other committees. Please visit jhfw.org for more opportunities to serve.

As promised, a miracle story appears below.

I will tell you a miracle story that took place this week. Part of the house lost heat on Tuesday. On Wednesday a friend arrived to fix it but was in need of parts. I was in the boiler room with him and he explained what was needed. He let us know later he would have to order the part and did not have the man power to fix it on Thursday. At this point the entire house was very cold and we were concerned about pipes freezing because of the cold nights. Thankfully, somehow the two areas that stayed warm were the nurseries and the dorms. On Thursday our House Manager contacted another individual who also helps with boiler maintenance and after taking the pump apart realized he needed a different part to fix it. He said he turned around to find a box on the floor and in it was exactly the part he needed! I was all over that boiler room on Wednesday and there wasn’t a box on the floor near the boiler! I did mention to St. Joseph in my mind, we couldn’t go much longer without heat. I think someone took that as a prayer! Thank you St. Joseph!!! Thank you, Thank you!

Please believe in miracles my friends, they happen everyday, we only need the eyes to see. How do we get those eyes? By giving our whole day, everyday to Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior!

God Bless You Always,
Kitty Spinelli

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Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.


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