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...
Thanksgiving 5K San Diego: A Tradition of Giving Back

Thanksgiving 5K San Diego: A Tradition of Giving Back

Looking for a Thanksgiving 5K in San Diego? Father Joe’s Villages’ Thanksgiving Day 5K gives families and friends a chance to enjoy the magic of giving back on Thanksgiving morning. Find out how participating in the 5K can help feed hungry San Diegans in...
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...