September Community Partner of the Month presented by Kaiser Permanente

September 5, 2017

Father Joe’s Villages

Established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty, Father Joe’s Villages’ agency has grown to include a comprehensive campus and scattered-site programs that house nearly 1,900 people nightly—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. In 2016, they provided services to nearly 13,600 neighbors in need.

Father Joe’s Villages works to prevent and end homelessness for families, veterans, youth, single adults and people with disabilities in San Diego by providing solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of each person.

They offer a range of housing options that move adults and children into homes as efficiently as possible and provide intensive support to help them prosper there. Their coordinated and comprehensive services help adults regain self-sufficiency, permanent housing and a steady source of income, while children receive the customized care they need to thrive at home, school and beyond.

Father Joe’s Villages partners with each client to create a foundation of hope on which they can build strong, self-reliant households. Their Education and Employment Services program provides people access to computers, phones, sector-based job training, resume guidance and interview preparation. With the right skills, preparation and mentorship, people can secure the employment and permanent housing they need to end their homelessness. In addition, to employment services, Father Joe’s Villages provides healthcare, mental health services, addiction treatment, therapeutic childcare, showers, clothing and meals.

This mission – to end homelessness in San Diego, one life at a time – is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors.

To support their work and learn more, visit or call 1-800-HOMELESS.

Upcoming Events


When: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Where: Fox Sports San Diego & Fox Sports GO
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Tune in to Fox Sports San Diego to watch the Padres face off against the St. Louis Cardinals. During the game, you can learn more about Father Joe’s Villages’ life transforming programs and services.



When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Where: Media Arts Digital Gym Cinema, North Park
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join Father Joe’s Villages for a film and art showcase at Media Arts Center’s Digital Gym Cinema. The event will feature a panel discussion and an art exhibit centered around the work of local artists. Participating artists include the Pulitzer Prize winning illustrator Steve Breen, the acclaimed painter and muralist Neil Shigley and the talented portrait artist Allan Ostermann. There will also be screenings of Time Out of Mind and Shine – two films that tell stories of hope intended to shift public perceptions of homelessness.


THANKSGIVING 5K, Presented by AimLoan

When: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Where: Balboa Park

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

San Diego's original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day turkey trot. Join over 7,500 participants and spectators for one of the most family-oriented holiday traditions!

The event offers a Post Race Festival that will excite the whole family featuring: live music, superheroes and princesses, a beer garden, and award ceremonies. Most importantly, this event provides a great atmosphere for your family to participate in the beauty of giving back to others.


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