Joseph’s House received ‘unprecedented support’ before Thanksgiving
Joseph’s House Community Outreach Center in Burlington offers support and financial assistance to families in need in the community.
“Joseph’s House was overwhelmed by the outpouring of great compassion and generosity towards our brothers and sisters in Christ this Thanksgiving,” said Deacon Dennis Moore, Joseph’s House director. “We received donations from our beloved parishioners [at the Cathedral of St. Joseph] as well as from local schools and organizations.”
The community at Mater Christi School in Burlington donated more than $3,200.
“As we moved toward Thanksgiving, our total donations reached over $9,000. Because of this unprecedented support, we were able to provide Thanksgiving dinners for 150 families composed of 333 adults and 274 children,” Deacon Moore said.
Joseph’s House serves Chittenden County clients who struggle with food insecurity and those who need economic assistance, personal hygiene items and clothing. Many are single parents with children, homeless, homebound or unemployed.
Joseph’s House usually serves 50-60 families each month; 558 clients were served in 2021.
The ministry was founded in 2000 and is open to clients at 113 Elmwood Ave. in Burlington on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, go to josephshousevt.org.