Transforming Lives

Transforming Lives
Through Employment

The singular mission of St. Joseph the Worker is to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment.

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Getting People Jobs

is Our Job

Serving men & women
for over 30 Years

Regardless of the economic climate, we believe that there are always available jobs for those who are willing to work. St. Joseph the Worker is responsible for employing more individuals in real, paying jobs than any other workforce organization in Arizona.

Meet Calvin

Calvin’s is one of the first success stories from St Joseph the Worker’s Employment Bridge Program, designed to help our employed clients who are living in shelters learn healthy budgeting techniques, improve their credit, and eventually move into independent housing. After 5 months in this program, Calvin payed off his debts, saved $8,000, and moved into his own apartment!



Volunteers served dinner in a local park to people experiencing homelessness and heard over & over again from the people there:

“We want to work, but we don’t have the tools”

Throughout the year, we are awarding 35 Celebration Bells to those who have gone above and beyond to support our mission throughout our 35 years as an organization. 

We invite you to take part in our celebratory year by attending an upcoming event, making a meaningful donation, or sharing the impact of our mission with your friends and family. 


St. Joseph the Worker
through the years

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Our Impact

Despite the impact of the Coronavirus, we supported over 7,000 individuals last year and are on track to serve over 10,000 in this current year!

Check out our annual report to learn more.

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Meet Calvin

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Abuse, medical debt, and poverty were things Calvin had become accustomed to after a workplace injury left him with an unpaid worker’s compensation claim and an expensive surgery bill. This put a strain on his marriage and Calvin’s wife began making him feel small, saying he “couldn’t even afford to pay a water bill without her.” This lit a fire inside Calvin that burned brighter than the fire around him, so he moved to the best place to rise from the ashes: Phoenix.

Celebrate with St Joseph the Worker

At St. Joseph the Worker, we get to be part of so many transformative journeys but it is rare that we get to capture those on video and share them with you. Meet Jeff, one of our clients who’s been in recovery since 2017 and is so appreciative to finally have a “big boy” job.

Get Involved With SJW

There are so many ways to get more involved with St. Joseph the Worker. To start, explore the options below, and get in touch if you have any questions.