St. Joseph's House was established in 2006 by it's founder, Lenora Bruce in Marysville, WA. Lenora was a single mother who had used services similar to those of SJH while her children were small. Experiencing first hand the support of her community, Lenora understood the significant need for a clothing bank in Snohomish County, after her children were grown. And in 2006, St. Joseph's House was opened in a small 700 square foot building.
The need from the community quickly outgrew the small original space, and in 2007 SJH moved to a larger property that we've called home for the past 15 years. It was the hope, vision and efforts of Lenora and a handful of volunteers that led to the successful organization St. Joseph's House is today.
Today, St. Joseph's House supports hundreds of men, women and children throughout Snohomish County, free of charge. We are currently the only organization of it's kind in our community and we strive to create a welcoming environment, along with an enjoyable shopping experience. We are continuously engaging in community outreach activities to ensure that those in need are aware of and have access to our services.