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San Diego Day Center

Adult Men & Women

299 17th St, San Diego

Father Joe’s Villages

Joan Kroc Center

Families

1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego

EFFECTIVE
SOLUTIONS

Father Joe’s Villages has helped more than 5,600 people achieve permanent housing in the last 5 years alone. How do we do it?

THE STREETS ARE NOT A HOME

At least 9,000 people are experiencing homelessness every night in San Diego. Of those, nearly 5,000 men, women and children lie down to sleep each night on sidewalks, in doorways, canyons and alleys. They live without regular access to food or water, and no place to use the bathroom, wash their hands, bathe or do laundry.

People who are homeless are at greater risk of serious illness, mental health issues, substance abuse and violence.

3-4x

more likely to
die prematurely
than those who
are housed.

3-6x

higher rate
of illness than
their housed
peers.

10x

more likely to
be the victim
of a violent
crime.

“These are neighbors not strangers. They are somebody’s son, daughter. They’re just in trouble but there’s a way to help.”

Father Joe Carroll

President Emeritus

OUR PILLARS OF CARE

Homeless man looking for affordable housing

Meeting Basic Needs

Housing
Meals
Day Center

Homeless baby in Father Joe's Villages Therapeutic Child Care

Investing in Children

Therapeutic Childcare
Services for Families

Homeless woman with disability getting help from Father Joe's Villages health center

Making Health a Priority

Medical Care
Dental Care
Mental Health Services
Addiction Treatment

Confident man smiling at the camera

Strengthening Self-Sufficiency

Employment
Education
Vocational Training
Chaplaincy

Drawing of a house | homeless shelter, helping the homeless, housing for the homeless, services for homeless

2,000

men, women, children, seniors and people with disabilities are housed each night by our housing programs.

Illustrated Ambulance | homeless shelters, housing for the homeless, helping the homeless, healthcare for homeless, health clinic san diego

$1,750,000

is saved by the City of San Diego through decreased use of emergency services.

Illustrated knife fork and spoon | meals for homeless, serving meals for homeless, feeding the hungry, homeless shelters, helping the homeless

1,000,000+

warm, nutritious meals are served each year through our Food Services program.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE

50% of San Diegans can’t find rental housing they can afford. Our Turning the Key initiative will address San Diego’s affordable housing shortage by building 2,000 new units of affordable housing.

READY TO JOIN THE MISSION
TO END HOMELESSNESS?