The Joseph House is a non-profit charitable organization that helps the poor and homeless of southern Delaware and the Lower Shore counties of Maryland and Virginia.

It is administered by the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary, a community of Catholic women religious based in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. Learn more about the Little Sisters.

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Gintling, founder of the Joseph House and the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary.

Saint Joseph, the head of the Holy Family and the provider and protector of Mary and Jesus, is the patron of our ministry.

Charles de Foucauld, who embraced the life of Nazareth and loved the poor as a “universal brother,” is our role model.

“Cry the Gospel with your life!”
A statue of Br. Charles at the Little Sisters’ Novitiate.