News & Updates

Announcing New Event for Supporters: A Short Walk Home

A Short Walk Home provides a platform for community fundraising to help neighbors find their way home. Join Father Joe’s Villages’ inaugural A Short Walk Home on August 5, 2017, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Embarcadero Marina Park.   This 2.1 mile charity walk will offer you the opportunity to demonstrate your support through awareness and fundraising efforts.

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Honoring All Mothers

Last year, Father Joe’s Villages helped 1,260 families with the housing and supportive programs they urgently needed. This year the need is even greater.   Michelle, Robert and their three children moved into Father Joe’s Villages in February. When Michelle sat down with our staff on her first day with us, she shared:     “They raised our rent $200 a month.

Children’s Charity Gala Brings Together Hundreds, Raises Thousands

  On Saturday, May 13, Father Joe’s Villages celebrated the 33rd Annual Children’s Charity Gala : Pioneering the Future at the U.S. Grant in downtown San Diego. More than 500 people gathered at the U.S. Grant Hotel to raise funds for Father Joe’s Villages’ Therapeutic Childcare Center and other services provided to over 400 children each year.

Here’s How We Celebrate Our Volunteers

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.

Shine – A Journey to Overcome Homelessness

  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.

Father Joe’s Villages Debuts Film Portraying Journey to Overcome Homelessness

Today, Father Joe’s Villages 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, the homeless services provider’s film tells a story of hope intended to shift public perceptions of homelessness and inspire action.

Break the Stigma This Mental Health Awareness Month

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.

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Turning the Key

On March 30, I sat around a kitchen table with friends, neighbors and local leaders to talk about something big. Over the next few years, Father Joe’s Villages is going to breathe new life into underused lots and overlooked buildings, providing housing for nearly 2,500 neighbors in need.