AUGUST 3rd – Hundreds Walk to End Homelessness in San Diego

AUGUST 3 – Hundreds Walk to End Homelessness in San Diego

• Father Joe’s Villages’ A Short Walk Home aims to raise awareness and $100,000 for homeless services
• 500 participants to walk through a giant door at the finish line to symbolize a place to call home for people in need.

Several hundred San Diego residents will lace up their sneakers and walk two miles to get active in solving the region’s homelessness crisis during A Short Walk Home, San Diego’s only walk to end homelessness. After walking through the giant door at the finish line, participants will have the chance to explore Father Joe’s Villages programs and join staff in various activities, including writing notes of encouragement to be displayed at the Village.

Leading up to this free event, San Diegans concerned about our community’s homelessness crisis formed teams and raised money to support Father Joe’s Villages’ work to help people experiencing homelessness get back on their feet. After weeks of fundraising, walking through the front door at the finish line will be more than a gesture of solidarity; every dollar raised of the $100,000 goal will help to transform lives.

• Deacon Jim Vargas, Father Joe’s Villages president and CEO
• Graduate client of Father Joe’s Villages’ services
• A Short Walk Home top fundraising team leaders Father Joe and Bishop Dolan and their team participants

Additional details and contact:

• Organization: Father Joe’s Villages
• Date and Time: Saturday, August 3, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
• Location: Spanish Landing Park (3900 N Harbor Dr, San Diego)
• Registration: FREE – visit

• Interviews:
Contact to coordinate interviews with Father Joe’s Villages staff and walk participants.

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As San Diego’s leader in ending homelessness, Father Joe’s Villages provides emergency solutions like shelter, meals and healthcare and helps neighbors in need out of homelessness for good through vocational training, therapeutic childcare, substance use disorder treatment, supportive housing and other vital services. For nearly 70 years, compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors have made these services possible. In the last ten years alone, Father Joe’s Villages has helped more than 11,000 neighbors in need move off the streets and into permanent housing, successfully ending their homelessness. For more information, please visit:

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