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.
When David started attending preschool at our Therapeutic Childcare Center, he was aggressive towards other kids: pushing and hitting were some of his primary communication tools. David and his family were homeless for more than a year before entering Father Joe’s Villages family program and enrolling in our Therapeutic Childcare Center. After participating in occupational therapy, dyadic therapy with his dad and receiving intensive one-on-one support David is now thriving.
At Father Joe’s Villages, we believe in the potential of our clients, and we know employment is often the first step toward ending homelessness. Our Employment & Education Services and our vocational training programs open the door to a new, hopeful future which is why these programs are so important for people like Preston & Kendra.
After decades of drug use and 15 years living on the streets barely managing to survive, Sebastian, age 65, finally took control of his life and got the help he needed. With apartment rents at an all-time high, Father Joe’s Village Rapid Rehousing program was able to help Sebastian get into an apartment and establish himself in his new home.
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.
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS BLOG
Through his own business, Witt Lincoln, a family-owned dealership selling luxury Lincoln vehicles, Ed Witt has consistently supported Father Joe's Villages for decades. Learn more about why he chose Father Joe's Villages. Over the decades, Ed Witt has established...read more
For the last four years, Jim and his family have taken the lead in planning and raising funds for an annual Children’s Christmas party. Learn more about why he invests money and time in Father Joe's Villages. Making a Bigger Impact Jim DeLapa, CEO of Kiran Analytics,...read more
At Father Joe’s Villages, we work to serve more than 1 million meals to homeless men, women and children living in San Diego. Each day, thousands of our homeless neighbors in need can receive a hot, nutritious meal served to them from the Franklin Antonio Public Lunch...read more
Father Joe’s Villages has been investing in vocational training programs and services benefiting people who are homeless for over 15 years. The goal of vocational training is to help people gain skills, qualify for good jobs and get a head start toward independence....read more
Father Joe’s Villages supports your efforts to organize a donation drive to collect cash, clothes, furniture or other items. Every donation benefits the programs and services Father Joe’s Villages provides to people experiencing homelessness in San Diego. 3 Easy Steps...read more
Make an in-kind donation to Father Joe's Villages to provide critical items to neighbors in need and our programs that help them overcome homelessness. What is a Corporate In-Kind Donation? An ‘In-Kind” donation is a type of good or service that would otherwise need...read more
Hosting a fundraiser for Father Joe's Villages can be a great way to show your team and your customers that you care about your community. No matter what part of the county you live in, homelessness is an issue that affects us all. By hosting a fundraiser, you can...read more
Father Joe’s Villages Ladies Guild celebrates 35 years.read more
Father Joe’s Villages was voted "San Diego’s Best Charity" in the 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll. Thank you to all who chose Father Joe's Villages as a San Diego Best Charity! San Diego Union-Tribune Reader's Poll For 10 years, the San Diego Union-Tribune...read more