Father Joe’s Villages Opens Temporary Services at St. Vincent de Paul Village During Tonight’s Cold, Wet Weather

Homeless organization offers one night with a meal, mat for homeless in San Diego

 

WHAT:

Father Joe’s Villages’ St. Vincent de Paul Village will open its doors tonight to temporarily expand services to San Diego’s homeless during the colder, wet weather. The nonprofit will offer a meal and an overnight stay to help more homeless neighbors in San Diego have a warm, dry space to sleep for the evening.

 

WHEN: The temporary overnight shelter will be open tonight. Check in begins at 4 p.m. for the limited space. Individuals will exit by 5 a.m. tomorrow morning.

 

WHERE: St. Vincent de Paul Village, 1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego

 

WHO:

  • Homeless in San Diego
  • Representatives from Father Joe’s Villages

 

WHY:

When San Diego anticipates at least 40 percent chance of rain and evening temperatures below 50 degrees, Father Joe’s Villages opens St. Vincent de Paul Village for an inclement weather response. The organization temporarily expands its overnight services to support more of San Diego’s more than 8,700 homeless men, women and families. San Diego has the fourth largest population of homeless in the U.S. and the third largest for homeless veterans.

 

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ABOUT FATHER JOE’S VILLAGES 

As San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages has been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for 65 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of effective housing programs and services. Father Joe’s prepares up to 3,000 meals and works with more than 1,500 individuals every day—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans. As an industry thought-leader, Father Joe’s offers solutions to address the complex needs of the homeless, regardless of age, race, culture or beliefs. The organization’s primary goal is to transform lives and end the cycle of homelessness for the more than 8,700 homeless individuals in San Diego County. To this end they provide housing, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach. This mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors. For more information, please visit: http://www.neighbor.org.