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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A Fresh Start: Alejandro Cooks Up a Better Future

A Fresh Start: Alejandro Cooks Up a Better Future

At Father Joe’s Villages, we believe in the potential of our clients. Our sector-based vocational training programs, including our long-standing Culinary Arts Program, open the door to a new, hopeful future for individuals like Alejandro. Shelter from the Storm A San...

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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. The...

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NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS BLOG

Podcast S2 Ep. 2-24: Lived Experienced Panel

Podcast S2 Ep. 2-24: Lived Experienced Panel

Welcome to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors podcast by Father Joe's Villages! In this episode, we sit down with two incredible individuals who are former Father Joe’s Villages residents who have bravely faced homelessness. They share their personal journeys, the...

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True Heroes at Father Joe’s Villages

True Heroes at Father Joe’s Villages

Our security officers are the first face guests, residents, volunteers, and staff see as they enter the Village. When most of us go home for the evening and relax in the comfort of our own homes, the Security team is working 24/7 to keep those in the Village and the...

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Black History Month at Father Joe’s Villages

Black History Month at Father Joe’s Villages

We at Father Joe’s Villages are not merely observers but active participants in the ongoing fight for social justice and equality. A diverse community, clients, and staff is a cornerstone of Father Joe’s Villages. This February, we celebrate the rich achievements...

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Podcast S1 Ep. 5-23: Investing In Children

Podcast S1 Ep. 5-23: Investing In Children

Join the conversation on our Neighbors Helping Neighbors podcast to discuss our pillar of care, Investing in Children. We discuss the Therapeutic Childcare, Family Empowerment Program (FEP) and the Saint Margaret of Cortona Harbor programs at Father Joe’s Villages....

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