St. Joseph's House is a nonprofit – housed in and run solely out of the LaHood family home – serving children and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During the school year, SJH offers home-based after-school care, which enables our parents to hold jobs. Nutritious snacks are served and all necessary medical care for each child is provided. St. Joseph’s House is open on school holidays and during the long summer months. Our ten-week summer program, fondly known as "Cubby Camp," is anticipated all year long. The fall of 2018, SJH will begin to offer daytime weekend respite care.
Days at SJH are filled with crafts, games, and field trips to the park, movies, bowling alley, zoo, museums and pool – just about any place children like to go. We allow ‘kids to be kids’ while encouraging independence and choice. At St. Joseph’s House, all different abilities are recognized and honored, as each child is celebrated for the tremendous gifts he/she brings to our home and our world.
SJH is also a place where parents, siblings, and friends find support and steadfast friendship in one another. The children and families of St. Joseph’s House face daunting circumstances and navigate complex systems. As they are able, families contribute a nominal fee for all of our services.
Relying solely on the support of small foundations and private donors, St. Joseph's House has served more than 50 families over the past 34 years.