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Father Joe’s Villages to serve Christmas Eve dinner to 700 

The holiday meal will take place on Sunday, December 24, 2017, from 5 pm - 6 pm
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Nearly 100 volunteers will join Father Joe’s Villages to celebrate Christmas Eve by serving a traditional holiday meal to more than 700 people who are homeless.

It has been estimated that 40 percent of young homeless people identify as LGBT. That's a statistic that applies to San Diego as well. 

This time of year can feel particularly challenging for people who are homeless since many of them aren’t able to spend special occasions with family. 

Father Joe’s Villages works to make sure each person experiences the joy of the holidays with a sense of community.

The holiday meal will take place on Sunday, December 24, 2017, from 5 pm - 6 pm

It will be held at the Joan Kroc Center: 1501 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

(Check-in at the lobby on the corner of 15th and Imperial)


As one of San Diego’s largest homeless services providers, Father Joe’s Villages sees that each person can rediscover hope and transform their life. To address the complex needs of people who are homeless, the organization provides housing for more than 2,000 each night and, up to 3,000 meals every day, along with healthcare, addiction treatment, education, job training and therapeutic childcare. This mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors. To view Father Joe’s Villages short film representing the journey to overcome homelessness, “Shine” click here.

For more information, please visit: http://www.neighbor.org.