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You don’t have to face
Opioid Use Disorder
(OUD) alone …

Ask your provider if Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is appropriate for you.
MAT is an effective and safe treatment for OUD.



Harm Reduction Works!

MAT is an FDA-approved, safe, and effective treatment to manage detoxification, withdrawal, and maintenance for opioid use disorder.


Walk-ins Welcome!


Call (619) 645-6405


Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
8:30 am – 11:45 am
12:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Extended hours on
Thursday Only
5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Father Joe’s Villages

1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA
Located in the Paul Mirabile Center

Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) often accompanies other health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, past trauma, and other life challenges.


We provide a variety of behavioral health services to help manage substance use disorder-related issues.


About the Program

FJV MAT Counceling

Our Transformative Recovery Services (TRS) outpatient substance use disorder treatment program is available.

Our TRS counselor can assist with referrals for detox, inpatient treatment, and other levels of care.

Group counseling is offered 5 days a week.

Induction/initial visit will be in-person.

Telehealth and/or in-person visits available for follow-up appointments.

FJV MAT Counceling

The Program Manager, Teresa Whitney, is experienced working in a variety of milieu's promoting organizational values and cultivating relationships. Teresa enjoys sharing her meditation and mindfulness practices to empower clients on their recovery journey. Teresa leads the TRS Counseling team of compassionate professionals who are dedicated to transforming lives and breaking the cycle of addiction and homelessness.

FJV MAT Counceling

The MAT program effectively manages withdrawal symptoms and cravings with medications, referrals for treatment if needed, and provides a safe place to heal and find support. Our clinic welcomes you.

Questions? MAT has answers!


What is buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine/naloxone is a medication that treats dependence on to opioids, such as prescription painkillers (like Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Percocet) and heroin/Fentanyl.
Buprenorphine/naloxone works by binding to the opioid receptors in the brain and replacing the opioid, so it allows people to stop using or cut back while avoiding cravings and withdrawal.
Suboxone and Sublocade are common brand names.

Medications offered

We offer the following medications:
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) and Sublocade (buprenorphine) monthly injections, Vivitrol, and Naltrexone prescriptions.

Is drinking a problem?

These are the medications we offer to help with that: Vivitrol and Naltrexone.

How does it work?

Buprenorphine/naloxone decreases withdrawal symptoms and cravings. This makes it easier to stop using or cut down.

How often do I have to go in for treatment?

MAT services can be done in person, via telehealth, and during street health visits. Initial treatment requires weekly check-ins.

How long is the treatment?

Some people take the medication for years. Others may choose to taper off the medication after 6-12 months.

What happens if I relapse during treatment?

Treatment doesn’t stop! We will support you as you get back on track. Counseling is available.

Will my treatment be covered by insurance?

We will treat you regardless of your insurance status. We accept Medi-Cal and can assist with insurance enrollment.

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Last year, in the City of San Diego alone, 410 people died of fentanyl overdose.
This is an 800% increase over five years prior when 45 people were killed by the drug in 2018.
Further, fentanyl overdose was the No. 1 cause of death of people experiencing homelessness, with 181 lives lost to the drug in 2022.
 The San Diego Police Department has increased fentanyl-related arrests by 53% in the city of San Diego.


You deserve compassion and respect. We provide understanding,
non-judgmental care that meets you where you are.
“Because of MAT, I stayed on my path.”


“I wouldn’t have gotten through treatment without MAT, It saved my life. I would recommend it to anyone!”


The Father Joe’s MAT program has enabled me to get three and a half years clean. I have never been clean for this long. I now have a solid foundation in life so I will never go back to drugs. Staff have all been super supportive for me throughout my journey. Thank God for St. Vincent de Paul Village Health Center!

—Dan Chambers