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

Theresa’s Recovery

Fifteen years ago, Theresa had the opportunity to see Father Joe’s philosophy in action. Theresa struggled with substance use and bipolar disorder for decades without seeking help. Eventually, her drinking and...

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Common Myths and Stereotypes of Homelessness

Common Myths and Stereotypes of Homelessness

People experiencing homelessness are often negatively misrepresented in our society. They are characterized as dangerous criminals worthy of incarceration, or sad figures suffering from severe mental illness who are beyond help. Many people don’t realize that, in...

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National Thrift Store Day at Father Joe’s Villages

National Thrift Store Day at Father Joe’s Villages

One of our favorite days of the year is rapidly approaching. On August 17, 2021, we will celebrate National Thrift Store Day at all of our San Diego locations: Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, and El Cajon. What is National Thrift Store Day? National Thrift Store Day,...

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About Father Joe Carroll

About Father Joe Carroll

Father Joe’s Villages’ founder and President Emeritus, a San Diego visionary and leader, Father Joe Carroll, passed away from health complications on July 10th. His final moments were filled with peace and support. As an icon of the Southern California region and...

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Meet President Emeritus Father Joe Carroll

Meet President Emeritus Father Joe Carroll

Father Joe Carroll is a San Diego hero who has dedicated his life to ending homelessness one life at a time. Learn about his humble beginnings and his profound role throughout the history of Father Joe's Villages. About Father Joe Carroll Father Joe Carroll’s efforts...

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