News & Updates

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Deacon Jim

I love Thanksgiving. It’s the time of year that celebrates the people and events that enrich our lives.   I look forward to being surrounded by my loved ones, the comfort of traditions and a table full of guests.   This year, the Thanksgiving table at our home will look different.

Wall of Smiles

They say that a smile opens doors and creates possibility. But imagine going to a job interview and being terrified to smile, or fading into the background because happiness is replaced with shame at each thought of missing teeth or other dental issues.

Life After The Village: Veterans Edition

War often leaves an indelible mark on the communities we call home, on our families and on many of the 8700 neighbors in need who call the streets of San Diego County home. It is no secret that we live in a military town, but did you know that San Diego also has the distinction of the third highest number of homeless veterans in the United States?

Father Joes’ Award-Winning Programs

You know by now that our work is driven by a mission to end homelessness, not the promise of awards. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate recognition from our peers and community of the important work happening daily at Father Joe’s.

Good Neighbor Dialogue Talks Homelessness and Addiction

September 3rd marked our Second Annual Good Neighbor Dialogue at the University of San Diego. We gathered with the Trans-Border Institute, The San Diego Police Department, Fundación Gaia and USD to discuss the connections between homelessness, drug addiction and the contentious relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Village Kids Surf the Shores

This August, 33 children and teens from the Village and Toussaint Academy were welcomed at La Jolla Shores

A Funder Shares Why He Supports Father Joe’s Villages

We don’t always have the opportunity to work one-on-one with board members of the foundations that support us, which is why we are always honored to get phone calls from Michael (“Mike”) Lennon of Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation.   For the last few years, Mike Lennon has called us to personally invite us to apply for Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation grants for St.