On November 9, 2018 there was a special gathering of those who are generous and long-time supporters of Father Joe’s Villages at the La Jolla home of Ms. Annie Navarra. Jim Ogilvie and Barbara Menard were among those who gathered for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Deacon Jim Vargas, President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages shared the impact of the many generous donations from the past year, and he highlighted the organization’s priorities for 2019. The issue of homelessness has impacted the whole San Diego region and Fr. Joe’s Villages has been on the forefront of responding to the needs of our neighbors and working in collaboration with other organizations to seek solutions to this pressing concern. Under the capable leadership of Deacon Jim Vargas, Fr. Joe’s continues to be a beacon of hope and healing for all our neighbors in need.