News & Updates
A few lucky kids from our Therapeutic Childcare Program were treated to an educational adventure at Witt Lincoln’s dealership in Mission Valley. They were invited to experience the behind-the-scenes process of how the cars are made and repaired, with the added bonus of fun, gifts and luxury automobiles.
During Easter, I find myself reflecting on transformation. After the sacrifices of Lent, the message of resurrection is a reminder that even through suffering, we each can be reborn and start anew. At Father Joe’s Villages, we witness such transformations every day.
(from left to right) Nadeya Afredi, our Medical Clinic Quality Analyst; Our Medical Clinic Director Dr. Norris,; Director of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Nick Macchione and Our President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas at the Live Well Awards Ceremony.
The theme of the 33rd Annual Children’s Charity Gala: Pioneering the Future presented by Witt Lincoln represents much more than the palette, favors or décor of the night. Pioneering the Future refers to a theme that lies at the very heart of Father Joe’s Villages history and mission.
Nonprofit unveils vision to transform run-down spaces into housing for San Diego’s neighbors in need
Ian, Kevin and James are three talented St. Vincent de Paul Village residents who get together every week to play their music picks. Along with receiving our housing, employment and case management services, the trio uses their free time to experience the healing effects of music, camaraderie and creativity.
The season of Lent is a time of reflection and renewal for me. When I was at the Village recently, Father Joe and I took some time to reflect on this important season. Father Joe and I talked about the many personal sacrifices that our neighbors in need make every day.
Our first FUNdraising event – Taste of the Village – is just around the corner. Still thinking why you should join us? Here are just some reasons to spend your March 16 evening with us. 1) Experience a paradise for your palate.
This is a love letter. To honor St. Valentine’s Day, I am writing to you to thank you for the love you’ve shown our neighbors in need. Without you, hundreds would not eat, would not sleep in safety and would not have access to programs and resources that change lives.
Brandon, Enrique and George lived at St. Vincent de Paul Village when they heard about our Freddie Evarkiou Culinary Arts Program available to our clients passionate about cooking. Once they learned more about it from our Culinary Arts Program Instructor and Master Chef Steven Kiefer, all three knew they wanted to pursue their careers as professional chefs.