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Joseph House is a veteran-led organization that specializes in addiction treatment and recovery for veterans. Providing transitional housing and treatment programs, Joseph House strives to aid more than 100 clients a year by offering extended out-patient and reintegration programs, investing in their ability to create long term success.
“We have seen a shift in clients over the past few years,” said Nate Pelletier, executive director at Joseph House. “We are seeing an influx of veterans requiring more intensive, long-term engagement. With an increase in heroin users, we’re taking on more clients who require additional investment post-sobriety in order to change their way of life.”
The Over-the-Rhine-based agency offers a holistic approach to caring for veterans suffering from addiction beyond housing and clinical support. Treatment options include art therapy, equine therapy and mindfulness-based yoga, which are not federally funded, but are funded by the generosity of donors in the community.
“While we do receive funding from the VA, it isn’t enough to cover all treatment options that affect our clients,” Pelletier added. “The cost of caring for one veteran per day can exceed $50. Consider sponsoring a veteran for one day to support their recovery. Every dollar counts. Every day counts.”