One of the only dedicated respite centers in DC, Joseph’s House supports very ill, unhoused people of color and members of the LGBTQ community with HIV/AIDS or terminal cancer — offering companionship and honoring their dignity. Every year, it welcomes 20-25 individuals from shelters, clinics, prisons, and hospitals, providing each with holistic, 24-hour care: emotional and spiritual nourishment, medical case management, home-cooked meals, and personal care services. Residents who regain their health receive support on the path to financial and housing stability. Those with terminal illnesses receive the love and care of staff. Joseph's House neither charges for services nor bills insurance, promoting justice for residents who experience wide health disparities in a city with some of the nation’s highest rates of HIV infection and homelessness. For all who come through its doors, Joseph's House offers a home — and a community.