The Ladies Guild

Members of the Ladies' Guild

Ladies’ Guild History

Fr. Joe Carroll established The St. Vincent de Paul Ladies Guild in 1983. The Ladies Guild is a non-denominational service organization whose mission is to assist in the work of Father Joe’s Villages and to help acquaint people with the facilities and programs available there. It is an all-volunteer group of approximately 250 women who raise funds dedicated solely to benefit the children at Father Joe’s Villages. The Guild’s annual fundraiser – a luncheon and silent auction – as well as the Autumn Craft and Bake Sale are the major events held to achieve the mission of preventing and ending homelessness in San Diego, one life at a time. Members of the Ladies Guild record their volunteer hours, which totaled 13,675.50 in 2015.


Members of San Diego Ladies Guild with name tags

Ladies Guild Pledge

  • Assist staff at Father Joe’s Villages by performing works of charity
  • Acquaint people with Father Joe’s Villages facilities and programs for neighbors in need
  • Serve in a manner mindful of spiritual and religious values

Ladies Guild members standing with Father Joe

2016-2017 Officers

Co-Presidents: Ann Link & Janet McDowell
Co-Presidents Elect: Kristi Keith & Trish DeLaRosa
Corresponding Secretary: Janet Lemon
Recording Secretary: Kathy Brown
Treasurer: Yvette Boodro
Co-Parliamentarians: Alexi Haag & Jane Hargrove
Village Liaison: Laura Kojima 

Upcoming Events

Fundraiser/Silent Auction & Luncheon – Feb. 28, 2017

Thank You!

San Diego Ladies Guild members dressed in cowboy theme for an event

Our annual fundraising event: Denim and Diamonds … A Country Western Affair took place at the Sheraton Hotel Mission Valley on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. It was a roaring success and a fun time was had by all! We thank everyone who attended and all who contributed to it’s success.


All proceeds from this event will go toward the Therapeutic Childcare Center at Father Joe’s Villages and include providing Christmas shopping and wrapping experience for all resident families, procurement of jackets, strollers, shoes, school uniforms, and monthly birthday parties for young children living at the Village.


If you missed this event, you will have another opportunity to support this worthy cause when we stage a repeat next year!


Happy trails from the 2017 Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Linda Arviso and Kristi Keith




Held on the second Monday of each month at the Home Office, except for special occasions

Annual Events for Members, Prospective Members and Guests

February: Fundraiser/Silent Auction & Luncheon
March: Day of Recollection
May: Installation Mass & Luncheon
June: Potluck
September: Membership Coffee
October: Autumn Craft/Bake Sale
December: Christmas Luncheon


ladies guild luncheon volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Serve as Village docent
  • Provide clerical support
  • Assist with sales and stocking at Father Joe’s Villages Thrift Stores
  • Host monthly birthday parties for Father Joe’s Villages preschoolers
  • Serve holiday meals
  • Help at annual Father Joe’s Villages events such as Thanksgiving Day 5K, annual TOWERthon
  • Participate in Father Joe’s Villages holiday shopping and wrapping event

Membership Options

Active: $30 and 50 hours of service at any Guild or Village event or project
Associate: $50 with no minimum service hours

Cards ‘n’ Scarves

mural scarves Scarves smaller

These 4.5″x6” note cards and 14″x72” 100% silk scarves depict the 7-story glass mural on the west side of the Villa Harvey Mandel building. This massive signature art piece, among the largest of its kind in the world, was made specifically for Father Joe’s Villages by Botti Studios and features the wide variety of services rendered through Father Joe’s Villages to the San Diego community. We are pleased to make this art available in miniature and wearable form.


Suggested donation for packages of 10 cards with envelopes: $10 each
Suggested donation for Signature Scarves: $35 each for Ladies Guild members/ $45 each for non-members


For more information, contact

We welcome you to become a member! To do so:


Thank you for your interest and support!