Joseph House is a veteran-led organization specializing in addiction treatment and recovery for veterans. Providing transitional housing and treatment programs, Joseph House strives to aid more than 100 clients each year by offering extended out-patient and reintegration programs, investing in their ability to create long-term success through sustainable living.
“We are proud to say that more than 70 percent of our clients complete our treatment program and sustain permanent housing and income,” said Nate Pelletier, executive director at Joseph House. “It’s not an easy program, and our veterans need all the support they can get.”
Treatment at Joseph House includes programs that are governmentally funded, such as one-on-one counseling and group sessions, and programs that are funded by the generosity of donors, including art therapy, equine therapy and mindfulness-based yoga.
Programs for veterans who are not homeless but in-need of treatment are also funded by donors.
“We want to treat as many veterans as possible,” Pelletier added. “We need the community’s support to continue to change lives.”
As a Joseph House client, Dylan Honnerlaw has had the opportunity to participate in painting and photo projects, yoga and equine therapy – all funded by private donors. Read about his experience in his own words:
“I came here in December 2017 at the suggestion of my probation officer, Officer Wolf, and his wife Jen. I noticed immediately that the clinical staff here really cares, and I can feel the concern for every resident here.
The program features and treatments that have helped me the most are one-on-one sessions with Michelle Meyers and Alicia Harter, as well as process group therapy. I continue to be challenged about how I approach my ability to cope with stress – and it’s helping.
The Joseph House staff puts effort into identifying my individual issues and presents solutions that fit me and my life. Joseph House has given me direction to identify and build healthy boundaries for relationships that I’ll use moving forward.
For any veteran struggling with addiction, I’d recommend seeking treatment. It’s changing my life for the better.”
If you’re a veteran or know one struggling with addiction, please contact Joseph House at [email protected] or 513-241-2965.