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San Diego Day Center

Adult Men & Women

299 17th St, San Diego

Father Joe’s Villages

Joan Kroc Center


1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego


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.
Transforming Futures: David’s Story

Transforming Futures: David’s Story

When David started attending preschool at our Therapeutic Childcare Center, he was aggressive towards other kids: pushing and hitting were some of his primary communication tools. David and his family were homeless for more than a year before entering Father Joe’s Villages family program and enrolling in our Therapeutic Childcare Center. After participating in occupational therapy, dyadic therapy with his dad and receiving intensive one-on-one support David is now thriving.
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Serving Up Hope: Preston & Kendra’s Story

At Father Joe’s Villages, we believe in the potential of our clients, and we know employment is often the first step toward ending homelessness. Our Employment & Education Services and our vocational training programs open the door to a new, hopeful future which is why these programs are so important for people like Preston & Kendra.
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Welcoming Neighbors Home: Sebastian’s Story

After decades of drug use and 15 years living on the streets barely managing to survive, Sebastian, age 65, finally took control of his life and got the help he needed. With apartment rents at an all-time high, Father Joe’s Village Rapid Rehousing program was able to help Sebastian get into an apartment and establish himself in his new home.
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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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Easter Blessings: Neighbors Receive a Second Chance

As Easter and Spring near, the season calls us to also see renewal and beauty in ourselves and in others, especially people experiencing poverty and homelessness. Read more about how Father Joe's Villages help people have a second chance at life. The Season of Easter...

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Our All-Star Volunteers

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’ve highlighted some of our all-star volunteers who help make Father Joe’s Villages mission possible. Learn more about some of the volunteer work that supports Father Joe's Villages every day and the volunteer...

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Lend a Hand to Your Neighbors in Need

Looking to make a difference in your community? Volunteering with Father Joe’s Villages is an opportunity to help give our neighbors a new start! Together, we can end homelessness in San Diego In 2018, Father Joe’s Villages helped over 14,500 people experiencing...

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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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Staff Feature: Ortega Saves a Life

Father Joe's Villages' security team members receive extensive training to ensure that they're prepared for whatever comes their way. This training was put to the test for a new recruit, Officer Ortega, and he stood up bravely to the challenge. Security at Father...

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Drive Change in Your Community: Donate a Car

Donating a car with Father Joe’s Villages is easy! Donate a car today and transform a life in San Diego. Donate a Car to Transform a Life In 2018, Father Joe’s Villages helped more than 14,500 people living with homelessness. We couldn’t do it without the charity of...

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2018 Shareholder’s Report

Father Joe's Villages is proud to present our 2018 Shareholder's Report, underlining the impact our supporters had on the San Diego community last year. Thank you, San Diego, for helping your neighbors in need. Easy Reading: 2018 Shareholder's Report Did you know? For...

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