On a beautiful early evening at the San Diego Yacht Club, friends and donors including Barbara J. Menard gathered for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and updates on the work and new programs at Fr. Joe’s Villages. Deacon Jim Vargas, President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages shared the impact of the support they have received in order to respond to all of the “neighbors in need.” He provided information on the current building projects and those that are planned for future construction. Although there was a flood in the medical building, this initiated a renovation that has enlarged and improved the facility. The homeless outreach team continues to provide medical to assistance to people who are living on the streets. The therapeutic childcare program has assisted children to process the trauma they have experienced and assist them in improving their education.