Friends of Joshua House Foundation

Friends of Joshua House

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A safe haven for children and teens in need.

We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and long-time volunteer, Wendy Millaway.
Wendy volunteered at Joshua House for over 25 years. She dedicated most of her time in the Donation Center, but her true joy was interacting with the children. She knew every child by name and loved getting to know them. She spent countless hours finding out what each child wanted for Christmas and then spent equal time making certain those wishes were filled.
As the self-titled “Vice President of Halloween” she hand-crafted Halloween costumes for every child. Literally! Yes, she was caring – but, she was also so much fun to be around! She always shared the best stories, and loved to joke around with the kids and other volunteers.

Wendy Millaway was, and will always be part of what makes Joshua House so special. We love you Wendy!
If you would like to make a donation to Joshua House in Wendy’s memory, please text LOVEWENDY to 44321. You can also make a cash donation or mail a check to Friends of Joshua House Foundation, PO Box 2451, Lutz, FL 33548.


Friends of Joshua House Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization of concerned individuals who have dedicated themselves to developing resources to improve the quality of life for abused, abandoned, and neglected children and teens from our community by promoting healing and growth, and empowerment. Foster care in our community is in crisis. We assist by creating an enriching family-like environment where children with complex traumas can heal, recover, and stabilize so that placement permanency can be provided.

Hundreds of children have passed through Joshua House since it opened. Each story of abuse and neglect is as unique as the child’s. With five homes on 11 acres, Joshua House promotes growth, stability, and support specific to each child’s needs. Keeping sibling groups together is just one of the many ways Joshua House makes a difference. Acting as the fundraising arm of this fine program, Friends of Joshua House Foundation raises resources, develops solutions, and supports Tampa Bay’s most vulnerable citizens…its children.

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Whether it’s helping by volunteering your time at Joshua House or promoting Joshua House to your network, every little bit helps. Do your part to help Tampa Bay and give back to the children of Joshua House. Your effort makes a world of a difference in these children’s lives.

As kids were painting, Carmen sat quietly staring at her canvas. When the 13-year-old was asked what was wrong, she shared that she was afraid it would be left behind once she moved again.

friends of joshua house child carmenCarmen's Story, Read More

With a mother battling addiction, Matthew ran the streets, never attending school, making poor decisions racking up nine felony charges. He soon joined the Joshua House family.

friends of joshua house child matthewMatthew's Story, Read More

Belinda arrived on our doorstep badly beaten and fearful of developing relationships. Even her family didn’t want her. They proved it with physical abuse and emotional abuse.

friends of joshua house child belindaBelinda's Story, Read More

A Safe Haven

Thank you for considering donating your time and resources to help ensure that the Joshua House can continue providing safe haven for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

While our new website is under construction, if you would like to make and Honor/Memory donation, please contact Nanci March at