News & Updates

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Not Everyone Has a Home for the Holidays

Each Thanksgiving, families across San Diego give thanks for health, good fortune and a safe place to call home. But for Jonathan, the holiday season never meant much. For years, he struggled with homelessness, addiction and a host of health issues, including blindness.

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Let’s Honor Those Who Risked Their Lives

This Veterans Day, we honor those who have bravely risked their lives to defend our country.  But the hard reality is that, for many of our nation’s service men and women, the risks are not over. For many veterans, returning home brings a complex set of challenges that can be overwhelming to fight.

Here’s Why We Love Our Ladies Guild Volunteers

Since 1983, The Ladies Guild’s mission has been to assist us in our work and help acquaint people with our programs. As an all-volunteer group of approximately 250 women, the ladies focus on raising funds dedicated to the children at the Village.

Your Questions Answered: Changes at Toussaint

You may have heard the news: Father Joe’s Villages is investing in more permanent housing to address the largest barrier to solving homelessness in our community – a shortage of housing options. The organization is also re-focusing existing programs to maintain its most effective services to end homelessness.

Six Reasons Why You Should Come to our Thanksgiving Day 5K

  1. You can bring your entire family. Our Thanksgiving Day 5K is one of the only pet friendly 5K’s in San Diego. This is the perfect opportunity to get your pup some exercise—maybe they’ll even be too tired to beg for that leftover turkey bone.

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Give to Change Lives

San Diego parents are excited to help their children pick out new school supplies and make new friends. For homeless children the first day of school means something much simpler: a safe, stable haven away from the chaos of the street.

From Deacon Jim’s Desk: Can You Change Someone’s Life Today?

For the families at Father Joe’s Villages, weekday mornings resemble a typical family’s: moms and dads hurrying to wake their kids, making sure they are fed and dressed before rushing out the door and off to school.   But while we might relate to this hectic morning routine, the moms and dads at the Village have to put extra effort in keeping their families going.

A Local Band Lights Up Father Joe’s Villages Clients’ Thursday Night

It was a music-filled evening at St. Vincent de Paul Village on July 20. Staff, clients and volunteers all raved about the performance of the eight-piece band that lit up our client housing celebration event. One special client even pulled up a chair right up front so he could take it all in.