Living At Joppa House

Joppa House is intended to empower, mentor, and train women in the life skills necessary to permanently resolve the situation of facing homelessness.  Joppa House is a Christ-centered home that incorporates a curriculum based program for women who are homeless due to a lack of support, resources, and/or life skills.  Eligibility for residency is determined by an application process and interview with our house director on a case-by-case basis.

Daycare is outsourced is assist women living in the house.  Daycare is intended for women to gain and keep full-time employment, or to go to classes to obtain skill for a better job.  We also have an indoor play area located in the basement of Joppa House with an additional on-site, fully enclosed, outdoor playground area.

Residency Requirements

The women considered for residency must be 18 years or older, no longer in school, and homeless or facing homelessness due to a lack of support and/or resources.

The maximum number of residents, which includes a combination of women and children, as well as a live-in Director, will not exceed a 16 person maximum in the house at one time.  Joppa House will be supervised at all times.

Each adult tenant of Joppa House will be asked to attend a coaching course to acquire the life skills they need to sustain independent living.

Resident will be expected to participate in the programming offered such as:
• financial/budget counseling
• nutrition, food preparation, and cooking
• motivational groups
• Bible study
• attending a church of their choice
• pursuing and obtaining gainful, full-time employment

If there are personal issues or substance/alcohol abuse, the residents must be willing to participate in professional counseling and/or recovery meetings.

Joppa House Ministries maintains a zero-tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol, and weapons.
Use of alcohol or drugs is not permitted.  if there is a suspicion of drug or alcohol use, a random drug test will be given which may result in expulsion from residency.  Possession of weapons will also result in immediate expulsion.

Residency Agreement

Does Joppa House sound like it is the right place for you?  If so, fill out the application below and send it to: info (at)