The Stigma of Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorder

The Stigma of Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorder

The treatment of “addiction” has always been somewhat controversial. Only in recent decades have doctors and the public come to accept substance use disorder as a medical condition rather than a moral failing that should be punished with incarceration and stigma. To...
Mental Health Awareness Month – Break the Stigma

Mental Health Awareness Month – Break the Stigma

Every day, Father Joe’s Villages’ staff encourage mental health awareness within the community, but our efforts are even more critical during Mental Health Awareness Month. Each May, mental health service providers across the country team up for Mental Health...
Do Those Experiencing Homelessness Have to Pay Taxes?

Do Those Experiencing Homelessness Have to Pay Taxes?

*This article uses phrases that Father Joe’s Villages typically elects not to use such as “homeless person” instead of “people experiencing homelessness”. We included this language in the questions to reflect the casual language that people typically use when...
What is the Cost of Homelessness?

What is the Cost of Homelessness?

Whether the cost of homeless services perfectly offsets the cost of homelessness, the benefit of helping others is worthy of investment. Learn more!

California Homelessness Statistics

California Homelessness Statistics

Each night more than half a million people in the United States are experiencing homelessness. While this housing crisis spans the entire country, the rate of homelessness in California is much higher than the national average.