Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our programs. That’s why we love to celebrate them as much as we can.
On May 20, we held our annual volunteer celebration to recognize the many volunteers who work to better the lives of individuals and families who are homeless at Father Joe’s Villages.
On May 8, we debuted Shine – an animated short film about the journey to overcome homelessness. In partnership with San Diego integrated marketing agency i.d.e.a. and Golden Globe-nominated animation studio Reel FX, our film tells a story of hope intended to shift public perceptions of homelessness and inspire action.
Each May, people throughout the country team up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Mental Health Awareness Month. Father Joe’s Villages’ staff participates by raising awareness through events (such as the NAMI walk), wearing green on Fridays and spreading the word in the San Diego community.