News & Updates

Celebrating the Ladies Guild: 35 Years & Counting!

Father Joe’s Villages’ Ladies Guild is more than just a volunteer group—its the place where camaraderie, hard work and compassion converge. Learn more about their impact over their 35 year history.

From Deacon’s Desk: Celebrating Resilient Mothers

For Michelle, there’s no better Mother’s Day gift than her children’s success. Even when her family was homeless, Michelle’s resiliency and courage helped her family shine. Learn about how Michelle and her family thrived with help from Father Joe’s Villages.

Announcing: 2018 Children’s Charity Gala Honorees

On May 5th, the Children’s Charity Gala will honor individuals and organizations whose services have lifted up neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness. Read more to learn about our 2018 Children’s Charity Gala Honorees.

From Deacon’s Desk: A Family’s Second Chance

When David and his family became homeless, David struggled with healthy behavior and development. Our Therapeutic Childcare Program, funded by our incredible donors, helped David and his family find their way.

Celebrating Social Workers for Social Work Month

According to the National Association of Social Workers, March is National Professional Social Work Month, serving as an opportunity “to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.” Hear from social workers at Father Joe’s Villages about why their work makes the world a better place to live.

Shelter from the Storm: Inclement Weather Shelter

Father Joe’s Villages’ Inclement Weather Shelter in San Diego provides up to 250 people experiencing homelessness a safe, warm reprieve on cold and rainy nights. Here’s how it works.   For 5,600 San Diegans living without a roof over their heads, rain and cold means sleeplessness, chilliness and sometimes dangerous health consequences.

Lift Up & Give Hope During Lent This Year

For almsgiving during Lent, consider making the needs of the homeless your own by giving to Father Joe’s Villages. Learn about some of the people we’ve seen overcome homelessness during our many years of service to our neighbors in need.

Ash Wednesday Message from Deacon Jim

Blessings on Ash Wednesday “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Today, these are the prayerful words many people will hear as ashes are placed on their forehead to observe Ash Wednesday.   Each year, these words remind us of our own mortal life here on earth and daily encourages us each to humility, sacrifice and love.