Gold Star Families
Dear Gold Star Families
At last, Captain Joseph House (CJH) is open! More than 38,000 volunteers from our local communities and many from 10 other states worked tirelessly to help remodel my former bed and breakfast into a Home-away-from-Home for many Gold Star Families. Our architect, contractors, vendors, community organizations and individuals donated and raised the funds needed to remodel this 1910 home and with in-kind services, furnishings, and supplies, we completed the remodel and held our Open House, March 20, 2022, my son’s birthday!
We welcomed our first Gold Star Families for their respite week in October 2022. We will continue to schedule Families as they qualify and there is availability. We celebrate holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries that take place during the respite week a Family attends. Consider coming to CJH to share your current traditions and make new traditions at Captain Joseph House as we find our way without our loved one present.
The House is a safe, welcoming, and peaceful environment where new friendships can take root and Families can draw strength from each other who are on a similar journey. There is no cost for your Family.
The Criteria for Guest Family at CJH, a copy of our story about the beginning of CJH and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is available. If a Family meets the criteria to attend a respite week a reservation document will be sent. Family participation will be based on first completed applications received, Family size, and room availability for respite week requested. Travel ticketing will follow.
The word forge originally refers to metal manufacturing. It also refers to movement and motion, moving forward gradually or steadily. I invite you to ‘forge’ with two other Families, sharing a common journey.
Gold Star Mother