News & Updates

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.

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift of All: A Home

For those who have no place to go and no one with whom to share their Valentine’s Day, your gift can give hope that they will find their way home. Be a valentine to a neighbor in need.

Why We Love Our Case Managers

Case Managers are essential to Father Joe’s Villages’ mission to end homelessness. Find out how they help clients find their way home.

From Car Camping to a New Home

When Valerie lost her job, her family ended up on the street, sleeping in their car. That’s when Father Joe’s Villages stepped in and gave them the tools they needed to shine.

2018 Ways to Help End Homelessness

There are so many ways that you can make a difference in the lives of people experiencing Homelessness in San Diego. Father Joe’s Villages offers ten ideas for supporting our mission to end homelessness in San Diego in 2018.

Bridge Shelter Opens for Families Who Are Homeless

San Diego Bridge Shelter SAN DIEGO, January 4, 2018 – This morning, Father Joe’s Villages opened a City of San Diego Temporary Bridge Shelter for families and single women experiencing homelessness. Located at the intersection of 14th and Commercial Streets, this shelter accommodates up to 150 individuals, including men, women and children who are part of a family as well as single women.