Our Stories

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

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.