On 06th February 2017,

St Joseph’s Home formerly known as St Joseph’s Orphanage, is an orphanage off Penang Road, in George Town, Penang. It is located within the same compound as the Church of St Francis Xavier.

St Joseph’s Home has a history that is intertwined with that of the Roman Catholic missionary movement in Penang. It was founded in 1865 to take in unwanted babies which were often left at the doorstep of churches and schools. Since then, its role has remained largely unchanged.