The Ladies Guild

Father Joe’s Villages’ Ladies Guild

Ladies’ Guild History

Fr. Joe Carroll established The St. Vincent de Paul Ladies Guild in 1983. The Ladies Guild is a non-denominational service organization whose mission is to assist in the work of Father Joe’s Villages and to help acquaint people with the facilities and programs available there. It is an all-volunteer group of approximately 250 women who raise funds dedicated solely to benefit the children at Father Joe’s Villages. The Guild’s annual fundraiser – a luncheon and silent auction – as well as the Autumn Craft and Bake Sale are the major events held to achieve the mission of preventing and ending homelessness in San Diego, one life at a time. Members of the Ladies Guild record their volunteer hours, which totaled 13,655 in 2016.


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Ladies Guild Pledge

  • Assist staff at Father Joe’s Villages by performing works of charity
  • Acquaint people with Father Joe’s Villages facilities and programs for neighbors in need
  • Serve in a manner mindful of spiritual and religious values

The Women's Guild Father Joe's Villages

2018-2019 Officers

President: Trish DeLaRosa
President-Elect: Yvette Boodro & Mary Korey
Recording Secretary: Cheryl Kevane
Corresponding Secretary: Guadalupe Swingle
Treasurer: Peggy Umphres
Parliamentarians: Kristi Keith

Village Liaison: Laura Kojima

Upcoming Events


Held on the second Monday of each month at the Home Office, except for special occasions

Annual Events for Members, Prospective Members and Guests

February: Fundraiser/Silent Auction & Luncheon
March: Day of Recollection
May: Installation Mass & Luncheon
June: Potluck
September: Membership Coffee
October: Autumn Craft/Bake Sale
December: Christmas Luncheon


Off-Broadway Live Theatre Show – “Divine’s Diner”

Watch an Off-Broadway Production of “Divine’s Diner” Benefiting Father Joe’s Villages Programs for Kids & Teens

Lenna & LouAnne Divine and Virginia Bakewell, as their worlds are turned upside down with the unexpected visit from former teen idol, Danny Dunaway. Secrets are revealed, friendships tested, and love is in the air. Take a journey down the Interstate, with music from the 1950s to the 1990s, because, at Divine’s Diner …..”There’s a little taste of heaven in every bite.”


  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
  • Time: 3 P.M. Doors open at 2:30 P.M.
  • Place: OFF BROADWAY LIVE THEATRE – 9490 Cuyamaca St., Santee, 92071
  • Parking: Free at location


TICKETS: $33 (Floor seating); $38 (Box Table sold in group of 4 only)


Invite your friends! Have fun and give to children in need too! All ticket proceeds help Father Joe’s Villages kids & teens.

It’s Here! Spectacular Craft & Bake Sale

Join us for a craft & bake sale featuring handmade unique crafts and yummy baked goods from members of the Ladies Guild.


  • Date: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
  • Time: 10 A.M.
  • Place: Our Mother of Confidence Church (3131 Governor Dr.)
  • Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit, Check


All proceeds help Father Joe’s Villages kids & teens!

Circus Time! | Annual Fundraiser


The Village Ladies Guild is pleased to announce their annual fundraiser will occur on Feb. 18, 2019. The venue will be at the popular Town & Country Convention Center in beautiful Mission Valley. Please save the date and plan on joining us for a fun circus-themed event. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Therapeutic Child Services at Father Joe’s Villages and include such things as providing Christmas shopping and wrapping experience for all resident families, procurement of jackets, strollers, shoes, school uniforms, etc as needed, and monthly birthday parties for young children living at Father Joe’s Villages.


Further details will be posted soon.


  • Date: February 18, 2019
  • Time: TBA
  • Place: Town & Country Convention Center
  • Parking: TBA
  • Tickets: TBA


2019 Annual Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Kristi Keith and Ann Link


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Serve as Village docent
  • Provide clerical support
  • Assist with sales and stocking at Father Joe’s Villages Thrift Stores
  • Host monthly birthday parties for Father Joe’s Villages preschoolers
  • Serve holiday meals
  • Help at annual Father Joe’s Villages events such as Thanksgiving Day 5K
  • Participate in Father Joe’s Villages holiday shopping and wrapping event

Membership Options

Active: $30 and 50 hours of service at any Guild or Village event or project
Associate: $50 with no minimum service hours

We welcome you to become a member! To do so:

Thank you for your interest and support!

Support the Ladies Guild

Mural Scarves Scarves smaller

These 4.5″x6” note cards and 14″x72” 100% silk scarves depict the 7-story glass mural on the west side of the Villa Harvey Mandel building. This massive signature art piece, among the largest of its kind in the world, was made specifically for Father Joe’s Villages by Botti Studios and features the wide variety of services rendered through Father Joe’s Villages to the San Diego community. We are pleased to make this art available in miniature and wearable form.


Suggested donation for packages of 10 cards with envelopes: $10 each
Suggested donation for Signature Scarves: $35 each for Ladies Guild members/ $45 each for non-members