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San Diego Day Center

Adult Men & Women

299 17th St, San Diego

Father Joe’s Villages

Joan Kroc Center

Families

1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego

INVESTING IN CHILDREN

Every child deserves a happy and healthy life. Together, our Therapeutic Childcare and Family Services help build strong families and brighter futures.

families received services through our programs in 2017.

%

of school-age children improved grades in at least one subject area.

%

of preschool children improved in early literacy skills.

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS

Children experiencing homelessness face unique academic, psychological and social challenges.

1.

Without a safe place to play, kids miss out on critical aspects of development, including learning to walk, making eye contact and more.

2.

Parents who are struggling to feed their children and to ensure they have a safe place to sleep often don’t have time or energy to focus on literacy, behavior and school attendance.

3.

Children who are homeless are four times as likely to have delayed development and twice as likely to repeat a grade in school.

THERAPEUTIC CHILDCARE

Our services are dedicated to preparing children who are homeless for success. We do this by integrating behavioral, developmental and clinical services.

Therapeutic Childcare Services Include:

Child Development Programs

State-licensed childcare that builds the essential skills children need: Cope with tough situations, trust others, resolve conflict, problem solve, think independently & control reactions.

Behavioral Health

Children are clinically assessed, and receive support and treatment to ensure healthy development and behavior.

Family Literacy Program

We create a fun and supportive environment to encourage children & parents to read while also teaching strategies that improve literacy.

After-School Programs

Each week day, school-age children have a safe place to do their homework and engage in educational activities. Volunteer tutors and mentors support the kids.

Parenting Support

Parenting classes cover child development, attachment and safety. Families can attend family therapy, in which parents are observed and coached during interactions with their children.

Mentorship

Volunteer mentors visit their assigned buddies each week to help them with their school work and to show them they care.

“At Therapeutic Childcare, my kids’ reading skills have gotten better. Their attention span has got better. They’re interacting with other kids more.”

Preston, Father & Family Services Client

SERVICES FOR FAMILIES

Our range of housing options moves families off the streets, while intensive support helps parents regain self-sufficiency.

Family Services Include:

Housing for Families

We offer specialized housing options suited to meet the needs of two-parent, single father or single mother households.

Employment & Childcare

Low-income families struggle to find affordable child care. Thanks to our Therapeutic Childcare Program, parents are free to look for employment and housing.

Integrated Services

Families have access to daily meals, behavioral & physical health care, employment & education services, addiction treatment and more.

“I’ve hit rock bottom and there are people [at Father Joe’s Villages] who are going to help us. I’m just so thankful. There are really a lot of options for me — and for my kids — to provide a better life for them.”

Jessica, Family Services Client

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$27

prepares a child for success with a day of Therapeutic Childcare.

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$59

provides a family of four safe and secure housing for one day.

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$192

provides Therapeutic Childcare one month of diapers and baby formula.

HELP US KEEP FAMILIES OFF THE STREETS.

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MEETING
BASIC NEEDS

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STRENGTHENING
SELF-SUFFICIENCY

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MAKING HEALTH
A PRIORITY

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