Father Joe’s Villages ‘Hope Lives Here’ Campaign Surpasses $16M

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Father Joe’s Villages has raised more than $16 million in support of its Hope Lives Here Campaign. The Hope Lives Here campaign provides meaningful recognition within Father Joe’s Villages’ new housing community, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa, and funds three critical needs identified by the organization, including, Capital improvements throughout East Village Campus, essential client programs and services, and a legacy fund to support operations long-term.

With the Hope Lives Here campaign, Father Joe’s Villages demonstrates its commitment to providing comprehensive services that address the needs of San Diegans experiencing homelessness, from life-saving shelter and food programs to permanent affordable housing options for those most in need. Increased support will enable the organization to better fund critical needs in other areas of the organization and strengthen available services offered by Father Joe’s Villages.

Residents at the organization’s newest affordable housing community will have access to comprehensive services, support and integrated behavioral and physical healthcare that will help them maintain housing long-term, find a quality job and leave homelessness behind for good. The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa housing community will open in early 2022. 

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa’s 407 affordable housing units are designed with dignity and respect in mind, including simple and tasteful cabinetry and counters, kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Each floor offers community gathering spaces, several floors have shared outdoor gardens, and the landscaped Father Joe Carroll Memorial Promenade outside beautifies the entire East Village block of 14th and Commercial Streets.

“Through my involvement over more than 20 years, I have seen firsthand how Father Joe’s Villages’ compassionate and effective services have made a difference in the lives of thousands of people,” said Ed Witt, board member and chair of the Hope Lives Here Campaign. “Saint Teresa of Calcutta Villa will bring hope to those who need it most and stands as a proud example of what can be accomplished when public funding and generous private donors work together.”

“We are honored to see the outpouring of support for the Hope Lives Here campaign,” said Deacon Jim Vargas, president and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages. “With the right resources and support, people can and do change their lives, whether it’s through a housing community or through comprehensive services. Further support will enable us to better ensure that no one in San Diego sleeps without a roof over their heads.” 

Father Joe’s Villages provides housing for families with shared outdoor gardens.

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