“Do not withhold good from those to whom you should give it if it is within your power to help.”Proverbs 3:27, 28
JJHA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. Its first Personal Care home, called Legacy Place Cottages, opened in 2014 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Our design creates a loving and spiritual environment for Jehovah's Witnesses so their religious beliefs can be supported. Residents can retain their privacy and live as independently while in the security of a community. They can also maintain a rich spiritual routine with the help of their fellow residents and the staff.
JJHA was formed after a dedicated group of volunteers, most of whom are Jehovah's Witnesses, recognized that there was a growing need to provide care for aging brothers and sisters.
While the scriptural responsibility to care for older ones lies first with their families and second with the congregation, there are times when these arrangements are not sufficient. Many faithful servants of Jehovah are unable to find a satisfactory care home where their religious beliefs will be respected and supported. This is where JJHA can help.
Jah-Jireh, found in Genesis 22:14, means “provision from Jehovah” or “Jehovah will see to it,” an appropriate name for our mission, which is firmly based on the scriptures.
“Look after orphans and widows.” James 1:27
“Do not withhold good from those to whom you should give it if it is within your power to help.” Proverbs 3:27, 28
“God gives those who are alone a home to dwell in.” Psalms 68:6
The first residential care homes specifically designed for Jehovah's Witnesses were founded in 1985 by Jah-Jireh Charity Homes of Great Britain. These homes are a testament to the blessings that come from the generosity, support and hard work of our brotherhood. Similar nonprofit homes are located in the Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea, and Denmark, with more under development in other countries. While each of these organizations is independently operated, there is a common recognition of the needs of our aging brothers and sisters.
The JJHA took inspiration from these projects around the world to found the first personal care home for Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States. Note that JJHA is not legally affiliated with other like facilities around the world nor is it connected with or endorsed by the United States Branch Office of Jehovah’s Witnesses or any legal entity used by it.