Entering its sixth year, Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Joseph House, a veteran-led organization that provides support and treatment for veterans suffering from addiction, is one organization trying to make a difference in the lives of at risk individuals the Greater Cincinnati community.
“Maintaining a high-quality program for our clients at Joseph House relies on several factors,” said Nate Pelletier, executive director at Joseph House. “Our goal is to create awareness about our programming and services, and opportunities for veterans suffering from addiction to create a better life.”
Programming at the agency features long-term engagement that addresses addiction, the root cause of homelessness. Clients at Joseph House are provided with transitional housing, individual and group therapy, substance abuse education and ongoing support to sustain sobriety. Clients are also provided with resources and programming that allows them to reintegrate into the community, including relationship counseling, financial planning assistance, employment assistance and more.
The agency intakes and exits more than 100 new clients each year. Of those, 70 percent of clients successfully complete the progressive treatment program and sustain permanent housing and income.
“Our comprehensive approach to addiction treatment and recovery is making a difference,” added Pelletier. “With your help, we can continue our mission.”
Donations to Joseph House can come in many forms:
Volunteering your time to Joseph House programming
Offering your professional expertise to help the Joseph House cause
Providing everyday living goods for our transitional housing units (e.g. shampoo, soap, deodorant)