Strengthening Self-Sufficiency

Strengthening Self-Sufficiency

Overcoming Barriers to Employment For many clients, a key part of leaving homelessness behind is overcoming barriers to employment. Whether due to health issues, gaps in employment history, or simply not knowing how to start, the task of finding a job can be daunting....
Saint Margaret of Cortona Harbor Helping Pregnant Mothers in Need

Saint Margaret of Cortona Harbor Helping Pregnant Mothers in Need

Finding yourself with nowhere to turn but the streets is a terrifying prospect for anyone, but for young, single women who are pregnant, the fear and isolation can be overwhelming. Now in its second year, the Saint Margaret of Cortona Harbor program (SMOCH) supports...
Looking Forward To 2023

Looking Forward To 2023

TURNING THE KEY INITIATIVE UPDATE In a major step forward, Father Joe’s Villages’ Board of Directors approved the creation of a new affiliate company focused exclusively on developing affordable housing. Comprised of seasoned real estate development professionals, the...
Meeting Basic Needs

Meeting Basic Needs

Inflation Drives Food Insecurity A meal is more than just a full stomach. Numerous studies have found that lack of food is associated with significantly greater odds of hospitalization, higher utilization rates of emergency services, and both short and long-term...
Hope Lives Here

Hope Lives Here

Campaign Dollars Hard at Work The pandemic brought many changes to the operations at Father Joe’s Villages, includinga shift from congregate dining to “to-go” meals and the closure of the Joan Kroc Centerdining room. Taking advantage of the rare lull in activity,...
Impacts of Increased Cost of Living and Housing Costs

Impacts of Increased Cost of Living and Housing Costs

Affordable Housing and Cost of Living With the average home price hovering near $1 million and the average apartment renting for more than $2,700 a month, many San Diegans struggle simply to keep a roof over their heads. And the problem is only getting worse: San...