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299 17th St, San Diego

Father Joe’s Villages

Joan Kroc Center

Families

1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego

ABOUT US

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.

Compassion

Compassion

Concern for
others and a
desire to assist.

R - Respect as part of Father Joe' Villages Creed

Respect

An act of giving
particular attention
or special regard.

E - Empathy as part of Father Joe' Villages Creed

Empathy

Understanding,
an awareness of
and sensitivity to
the feelings of others.

E Empowerment - Helping San Diego Homeless

Empowerment

Helping others to
help themselves.

D - Dignity - Helping San Diego Homeless

Dignity

Counting all
people worthy
of our esteem.

68 YEARS OF
CHANGING LIVES

 

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, Father Joe's Villages

Deacon Jim F. Vargas, OFS
President & Chief Executive Officer

Bill Bolstad, Father Joe's Villages

Bill Bolstad
Chief Revenue Officer

Ruth Bruland, Father Joe's Villages

Ruth Bruland
Chief Program Officer

Matt Nuth, Father Joe's Villages

Matt Nuth
Chief Administrative Officer & CFO

Kristin Wiggins, Father Joe's Villages

Kristin Wiggins
Senior Director of Development

Michael Milligan, Father Joe's Villages

Michael Milligan
Director of Human Resources

Frank Paredes, Father Joe's Villages

Frank Paredes
Director of Information Technology

Ann Wieczorek, Father Joe's Villages

Ann Wieczorek
General Counsel

PRESIDENT EMERITUS FATHER JOE CARROLL

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.

AN INVESTMENT
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.

MRC a Xerox Company Helping San Diego Homeless , Father Joe's Villages

Making Giving Back Fun

Event Sponsor

2018 marks the 15th year of support from MRC! They regularly sponsor the Children’s Charity Gala and the Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Walmart Sponsoring Father Joe's Villages Helping San Diego Homeless

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.

San Diego Fluid System Technologies Sponsoring Father Joe's Villages Helping San Diego Homeless

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

 

Our staff will personally oversee your partnership to ensure your customized sponsorship aligns with your business’ giving strategy. Plus, your sponsorship dollars go toward programs with life-changing results.