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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.

Helping Teens Find Their Superhero

Sleepovers, birthday parties, ice cream, movies… these experiences are out of reach for so many children who are homeless. On top of the typical stresses of adolescence, they face deep anxiety about meeting their basic needs every day, leaving less time to enjoy the carefree fun of being a kid.

Our Therapeutic Childcare Kids Experience Behind-the-Scenes of Witt Lincoln

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.

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Let’s Plant the Seeds of New Beginnings

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.