The J.O.S.H.U.A. program is a work missions project established for youth and adults from various parts of the country to help make a difference in the living conditions of low income residents of the Ohio Valley. Services include, but are not limited to: painting, building of handicap ramps, replacing of windows, and yard clean up.
In 1990, a group of concerned believers began a project designed to address the deteriorating housing conditions in the Steubenville. Known as JOSHUA (“Journeys Of Service Helping Upper Appalachia”), it developed into a summer work experience for youth and adults from around the country.
In 1997, the Steubenville Diocese and St. Anthony’s Parish provided the former St. Anthony’s Convent to the Urban Mission as the first permanent housing accommodations for visiting Joshua work teams. Joshua House (located at 249 S. Seventh Street in Steubenville) has 12 bedrooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 sitting rooms, a fully furnished kitchen and two dormitory-style bath facilities. Joshua House can comfortably accommodate 50 people.
To learn more about our J.O.S.H.U.A. program or to get your team signed up, please contact our J.O.S.H.U.A. Director, Ron Snyder at 740.282.8010.