Generous hearts, benevolent lives.

At St. Joseph the Worker House, our entire mission is centered on caring for those who are marginalized and vulnerable. With a nod to our Catholic Worker House history, we carefully and efficiently spend each dollar given, each item donated. We are deeply grateful to every single donor who supports this life-building work.


Monetary donations help us meet our dailey operating costs. Financial contributions are used to subsidize the cost of food, supplies, salaries, insurance, maintenance, and utilities. Our budget relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and grants. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Checks can be mailed to: St. Joseph the Worker House, 901 20th St., Rock Island, IL 61201.

Or, donate online by clicking on the button below.



Families who come to stay at St. Joseph the Worker House usually arrive with very few personal items. This is where you come in. New or gently used household, bedding, personal, infant care, or school items are always greatly needed. We also appreciate bus tickets and gas cards to help eliminate transportation barriers.

To donate items, please call 309-788-0692 or email

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