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Monies come as part of federal plan to end family homelessness by 2020
Deacon Jim Vargas tapped to lead Southern California’s largest homeless services provider
John today–a business owner and a responsible citizen. John could only dream about having a warm and secure home or fresh and satisfying foods. “When I came to St. Vincent de Paul Village, I was hopeless and broken,” John shared.
Thoughts on homelessness issues and priorities set the right tone for 2015
A former resident of St. Vincent de Paul Village shares the touching story of Christmas “gifts” she and her daughter have received… I came to St. Vincent de Paul Village a little after the holidays in January 2008 when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant.
November 24 was a special and historical day at the Village–we had the honor to meet one exceptional young man and his family. His name is Eli, and that day he turned 6 years old. Despite the fact that it was his birthday, it was the Village that received a gift.
Story by Yana Titova I heard that Jack had an interesting Village story, but before interviewing him, I had no idea how many life adventures this joyful and well-spoken man had. It was captivating to hear about his globetrotting stories around 40 countries while he was in the military and his memorable years in Germany and Asia.
There were so many things stacked against me when I came home from Iraq. With my injury and the economy the way it was, I just couldn’t keep up. My headaches were so intense – blinding flashes of pain–I took to drinking to numb the pain.
As I watch my kids laughing and roughhousing on our living room floor, I’m thrown back to my childhood and the distance that existed between these everyday moments and the life I lived. At no more than five years old, an image burns in my memory of my mom and her friends, nearly zombies in their drug-addicted states.
Father Joe’s Villages makes every effort to end homelessness in San Diego one life at a time. It’s often easy to let the big picture of ending homelessness distract us from the day-to-day successes we see around the Village. For that reason, we’ve created a blog series called “Life After the Village” to share some of the amazing, heart-warming stories of former residents that inspire us to continue our mission.