Our Stories

Learn more about Joseph House through stories and testimonials from current and former clients, staff members and community partners.

Nate Pelletier: The Joseph House Mission

Nate Pelletier, executive director at Joseph House, is passionate about helping his brothers and sisters in arms suffering from addiction. An Army Ranger for six years, he understands veterans and their needs.

Pelletier knows that the goal of Joseph House programming goes beyond gaining sobriety and independence. It’s about giving Joseph House clients a sense of connectivity and interdependence in a functional, sustainable society, and that they have a chance to serve their community just like they did in the military.

As executive director, Pelletier acts as a spokesperson for Joseph House to raise awareness for addiction and veterans’ affairs, creates partnerships with local businesses, leverages relationships with the Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), leads fundraising efforts and much more.

To learn more about Joseph House and its mission, please watch the video below.

Timothy Siler: Client to Sponsor

What makes Joseph House so successful? If you ask Timothy Siler, U.S. Marines veteran and former client at Joseph House, he’ll tell you the answer is simple. The mission hasn’t changed: we don’t leave our wounded behind.

A 2009 graduate of the Joseph House program, Siler keeps in touch with counselors and fellow veterans from his time in the program. He now volunteers as a program sponsor with the organization that gave him so much.

“I’m truly grateful for what Joseph House has done for me. I don’t think I could ever repay them, so any time they ask me to do anything to help, you don’t have to tell me – I want to just to show my gratitude. Today I have a joy and love of myself that’s just truly unbelievable.”

To learn more about Siler’s experience, watch the video below.

Bobby Snyder: The Whole Person Approach

Bobby Snyder, U.S. Air Force veteran and current Joseph House client, describes the care he’s receiving as unique compared to the other programs he’s gone through. It’s about more than getting sober. It’s about developing the “whole person.”

The approach that the Joseph House staff takes with clients includes creating an environment of accountability, confidence and independence. By leveraging activities like art and equine therapy, mindful yoga and relationship building, clients learn to make their own decisions and establish a sense of purpose and service.

To learn more about Snyder and his ongoing experience in the Joseph House program, watch the video below.