The Father Joe Carroll Memorial Promenade

Help us honor the  life and impact of Father Joe by reserving a paver in the Promenade in front of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa.

Each night in San Diego,
thousands of men, women
and children feel invisible,
hopeless and alone.

we can change lives.

Your gift funds programs that restore hope
and change people’s lives.

How we end homelessness

Housing thousands of homeless in San Diego every night

Meeting Basic Needs

We house more than 2,500 neighbors every night.

Help homeless children gain literacy skills

Investing in Children

100% of preschool children improved early literacy skills.

Helping homeless in San Diego Make Health a Priority

Making Health a Priority

4,000+ people received care in our health center in 2020.

Strengthening Self-Sufficiency to help San Diego Homeless find employment

Strengthening Self-Sufficiency

94% of clients in our employment program gained skills needed for employment.



Attend an Event,
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Cash, Goods or Stock.

Donate cash online to help homeless families in San Diego

Invest in life changing results.

83% of funding goes directly to programs & services

Donate gently used clothing and home goods in San Diego

Your couch can feed 74 people

100% of the revenue from donated items help change lives.

Donate your car in San Diego and help the homeless

Be a vehicle for change.

We take care of everything & you help end homelessness.

Non Profit Careers


Making giving back your career through meaningful jobs at Father Joe’s Villages.

Donate your time to help homeless in San Diego

Want to make a difference?

Volunteering is easy & rewarding!

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Proceeds benefit our mission to prevent and end homelessness.


How the Food Services Program Helps Neighbors Thrive

How the Food Services Program Helps Neighbors Thrive

Each day, nearly 450,000 San Diegans struggle to put food on the table and more than 170,000 of those suffering from hunger are children.  With 1 in 3 neighbors facing food insecurity, Father Joe’s Villages’ Food Services program is a critical lifeline...

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What is Homelessness?

What is Homelessness?

What is homelessness?  In the simplest terms, homelessness can be defined as an extreme form of poverty characterized by housing instability.  However, homelessness remains multifaceted.  In the end, the definition of homelessness is as complex and...

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Why We Don’t Use the Terms “the Homeless” or “Homeless People”

Why We Don’t Use the Terms “the Homeless” or “Homeless People”

In day-to-day life, you may hear these phrases a lot: “homeless [women/man/person]” or “what should we do about ‘the homeless’ in San Diego” or “the homeless [problem/crisis/issue].” However, at Father Joe’s Villages, we use a different approach. We refer to “the...

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