If you are in need of services, call 211 San Diego by dialing 2-1-1 to learn about the resources available county-wide.

Get Services

San Diego Day Center

Adult Men & Women

299 17th St, San Diego

Father Joe’s Villages

Joan Kroc Center

Families

1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego

Father Joe’s Villages is proud to present our 2018 Shareholder’s Report, underlining the impact our supporters had on the San Diego community last year.


Thank you, San Diego, for helping your neighbors in need.


Easy Reading: 2018 Shareholder’s Report

Did you know?

For nearly 70 years, Father Joe’s Villages has been taking care of the immediate needs of our neighbors in need while also helping people end their homelessness for good.


  • In 2018, we helped more than 14,500 people living with homelessness.
  • We served 2,830 neighbors over 65 years old.
  • We served over 600 families.
  • We served over 1,800 Veterans.
  • We served over 1,160 children.
  • 67% of the neighbors in need we served were men.
  • 33% of the neighbors in need we served were women.

  • We served 1.1 million meals to neighbors through our Food Services program.
  • We housed 3,825 neighbors through our housing programs.
  • We provided 7,597 neighbors with mail, showers, laundry and more through the San Diego Day Center.
  • We provided 218,802 nights of safe, warm and welcoming short-term shelter for neighbors who are homeless.

  • In 2018, we provided 2,473 patients with primary care, dental care, psychiatry and behavioral health care including substance use disorder treatment and mental health.
  • 14% of family head of households in our housing programs self-reported drug/alcohol abuse in 2018.
  • 37% of single men in our housing programs self-reported drug/alcohol abuse in 2018.
  • 31% of single women in our housing programs self-reported drug/alcohol abuse in 2018.
  • 35% of family head of households in our housing programs self-report a mental illness in 2018.
  • 40% of single men in our housing programs self-report a mental illness in 2018.
  • 48% of single women of households in our housing programs self-report a mental illness in 2018.

Changing Lives, One Life at a Time: Dorothea’s Story After Dorothea, an Air Force Veteran, lost her husband and temporarily became confined to a wheelchair, her grief and disability made it difficult to gain housing and employment. At Father Joe’s Villages, not only did Dorothea have a roof over her head, daily meals and a safe space to heal, she also graduated from the vocational training program in Culinary Arts and is pursuing a career in commerical food services. “You can feel safe here. You can get yourself back to where you were before you were homeless. If you follow things through and make plans, you can get back to work,” said Dorothea.