Join us for our Club's Virtual Meeting
April 18, 2023 ~ 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program: Father Joe’s Villages: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing and Ending Homelessness
Father Joe's Villages was established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty. Their mission is to prevent and preserve homelessness, one life at a time.
Speaker: Deacon Jim F. Vargas, OFS,
President & CEO, Father Joe's Villages
Deacon Jim Vargas, OFS, as President and CEO, oversees all facets of Father Joe’s Villages, the largest homeless services provider in Southern California. This includes the comprehensive housing and supportive services offered through St. Vincent de Paul Village, the Village Health Clinic, Therapeutic Childcare Center and the agency’s portfolio of affordable housing.
Prior to Father Joe’s Villages, he oversaw Human Resources operations for 5,000 employees across a chain of newspapers of The Copley Press, Inc., with news bureaus in multiple U.S. locations and Mexico. He also served in various director and vice president positions of Human Resources at Citicorp/Citibank.
He is a deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego serving the community of Mary, Star of the Sea in La Jolla, previously having served the community of Our Lady of Angels in downtown San Diego.
Deacon Jim holds degrees from New York University. He is the current Secretary on the Board of the Regional Continuum of Care on Homelessness in San Diego, a member of the Board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and The San Diego County Tax Payers Association. He is the past Chair of the Board of the Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego Foundation, founding chair of Epiphany Prep Charter School of San Diego, and is past Chair of Casa Cornelia Law Center.
Deacon Jim lives in La Jolla with his wife and has three adult children.
Zoom link: https://sousa.zoom.us/j/87983854708?pwd=dUhIbXphc0JOeDhSczZBS0M4bkRldz09
Meeting ID: 879 8385 4708