San Diego Boy Scout to lead makeover of Father Joe’s Historic Home
Father Joe’s Villages is looking to renovate Father Joe’s historical home, and one boy scout is taking on the challenge.
Carlos Amezcua sat down in studio with Deacon Jim Vargas, CEO and President of Father Joe’s Villages, and Will Burris, boy scout and project leader, to talk about the renovation.
As San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages offers a wide variety of housing and services at several locations (St. Vincent de Paul Village, Josue Homes).
Inspired by the legacy of much famed Saint Vincent de Paul, what started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished more than 65 years ago has grown into a cutting-edge provider of housing programs and services.
Father Joe’s Villages prepares up to 3,000 meals and provides a continuum of care to nearly 1,800 individuals every day—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 780 children and over 200 military veterans.
In an effort to end homelessness, Father Joe’s provides housing, rental assistance, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training, mental health, addiction treatment and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach.