Joy’s House founder, Tina McIntosh, first became interested in the idea of opening an adult day service when she volunteered at a center in Muncie, Indiana as a freshman at Ball State University. One Master’s degree and ten years later, she found the courage to leave her successful job as an event planner and began the complicated process of opening an adult day center. As she shared her dream with others, she could see the passion grow inside of them. Before she knew it, people began to support her dream, and many formed the Board of Directors, Board Advisors and committee members for what we now know as Joy’s House. Together, they brought Tina’s dream to reality.
After an exhausting time planning, writing, and applying, the federal government granted not-for-profit status and Joy’s House—the organization was born in 1999.
In 2007, Joy’s House launched a capital campaign to increase the size of the small farm house where it began to 12,000 square feet. We are pleased to say that during the entire construction phase, we never had to close a single day. In 2009, Joy’s House celebrated our grand opening of the beautiful newly expanded space, designed specifically for the needs of many families who rely on us for excellent adult day service.
Joy’s House Mission
Joy’s House is committed to supporting families by providing exceptional adult day services. We assist our Guests by sharing an embracing, safe and accepting environment while providing caregivers peace of mind, education and ongoing understanding and encouragement.