OUR STORIES

At Father Joe’s Villages, we’ve seen lives transformed, hope renewed and dignity restored. Read the real stories of the people we’ve served.
Investing in Children: Patrick Strives for a Better Life for His Family

Investing in Children: Patrick Strives for a Better Life for His Family

A father of seven children, Patrick always worked extra hard to support his family. However, after being let go from his job as a Lead Electronic Assembly Specialist, Patrick became unable to pay his rent and he and his family ended up losing their home. When they became homeless, Father Joe’s Villages was there to offer support and resources.

How Housing Helps Families in Need: Michelle’s Story

How Housing Helps Families in Need: Michelle’s Story

Even when her family was homeless, Michelle’s resiliency and courage helped her family shine. Now, she and her children have found incredible educational, employment and life success. Learn about how Michelle and her family thrived with help from Father Joe’s Villages.
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Health and Homelessness: Elizabeth’s Story

Health and Homelessness: Elizabeth’s Story

For those struggling to pay rent, a serious illness or disability can quickly cause a downward spiral into homelessness. When Elizabeth contracted Bacterial Meningitis, her entire world fell apart. Father Joe’s Villages helped her put the pieces back together.
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NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS BLOG

“Everything is hard when you’re homeless.”

“Everything is hard when you’re homeless.”

No one imagines spending their retirement years homeless and consumed with hunger. For Pamela, however, this became the reality when she could no longer afford her apartment on her fixed income. With no place else to go, Pamela and her dog, Molly, were forced to move...

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Veteran Homelessness in San Diego

Veteran Homelessness in San Diego

At Father Joe’s Villages, we believe that our nation’s veterans deserve to be granted every opportunity to create a bright future for themselves and their families.  When veterans don’t have access to secure housing and integrated services, they are denied the chance...

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Why Do Women Experience Homelessness?

Why Do Women Experience Homelessness?

Throughout our society, there is a misconception that homelessness is only experienced by men with mental health or substance abuse issues. 

In fact, women and families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, with 85% of those homeless families headed by single women.

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How to Donate Stock to Father Joe’s Villages

How to Donate Stock to Father Joe’s Villages

Stock donations to charity are a smart way to give back to your community. A stock donation can enable you to give more, save on the capital gains tax, and rebalance your income portfolio.

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