News & Updates

Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A with Deacon Jim Vargas

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Deacon Jim Vargas shares his insights on the influence of Hispanic heritage in the United States. Deacon Jim Vargas is first-generation Hispanic American. His parents both separately emigrated from Puerto Rico in the early 50’s looking for the American dream and better opportunities.

The Harm Reduction Approach to Substance Abuse

Father Joe’s Villages uses the Harm Reduction Model to empower clients to reach their goals. Long before the recent hepatitis A outbreak began its assault on homeless people in San Diego, there was another scourge waging battle: substance abuse. Both situations are complexly intertwined with homelessness and both disproportionately affect individuals experiencing homelessness.

What You Need to Know About Hep A and Homelessness

San Diego is facing a public health emergency and our homeless neighbors are suffering most of all. It’s time to take action.   On September 1, 2017, city health officials declared a state of emergency in the County of San Diego.

Honoring the CREED: Recognizing Staff Who Live Our Mission

Father Joe’s Villages honors employees who demonstrate Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment & Dignity for neighbors in need. Exemplifying the CREED On Tuesday, July 29, Father Joe’s Villages held the 3rd annual Living the CREED Recognition Dinner, honoring recipients of the Living the CREED award.