For decades, Father Joe’s Villages has been a trusted name in San Diego.
OUR MISSION & VALUES
Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time.
Our values are expressed in our CREED. They are the foundation of our work.
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68 YEARS OF
Established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty, Father Joe’s Villages has grown to include a comprehensive campus and scattered-site programs that house over 2,000 people nightly. It all began with a small chapel in downtown San Diego.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
Deacon Jim F. Vargas, OFS
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Program Officer
Chief Administrative Officer & CFO
Senior Director of Development
Director of Human Resources
Director of Information Technology
PRESIDENT EMERITUS FATHER JOE CARROLL
Born in the Bronx, Father Joe came to San Diego at age 22 with only $50. He was ordained in 1974, and in 1982 Bishop Leo T. Maher asked him to lead St. Vincent de Paul Center. Father Joe was instrumental in building our “one stop shop” approach. His legacy continues today at our 4-block campus in the East Village of downtown San Diego.
IN SAN DIEGO
Why give to Father Joe’s Villages? Watchdog organizations say that top-rated charities should spend at least 75% of their budget on services. Father Joe’s Villages works hard to ensure that as much as your money as possible goes directly to progams helping our neighbors in need.
of our funds support life-changing programs helping San Diegans who need it most.
MAKE GIVING BACK YOUR CAREER
Join the Father Joe’s Villages team and help end homelessness in San Diego. We offer a variety of careers across various fields–and all with the chance to grow and give back to your community.
Featured Corporate Partners
Thank you to the Corporate Partners who make it possible for Father Joe’s Villages to serve over 13,100 neighbors in need each year.
Making Giving Back Fun
2018 marks the 15th year of support from MRC! They regularly sponsor the Children’s Charity Gala and the Thanksgiving Day 5K.
Supporting Families in Need
Event Sponsor & Program Partner
Walmart cares about San Diego’s homeless crisis. They have supported us with special event sponsorship and special shopping experiences for our families around Easter and Christmas.
Creating a Culture of Caring
Event Sponsor & Fundraising Support
SDFST has been greatly committed to helping those in need. Along with event sponsorship, they attend events and additionally fundraise within their own network to create a huge impact.
BE A BUSINESS THAT CARES