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...
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...
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...
Common Myths and Stereotypes of Homelessness

Common Myths and Stereotypes of Homelessness

People experiencing homelessness are often negatively misrepresented in our society. They are characterized as dangerous criminals worthy of incarceration, or sad figures suffering from severe mental illness who are beyond help. Many people don’t realize that, in...