SDSU Future AT Society Volunteers at Father Joe’s Village
On Thursday, March 12, 2015 Vice President of the Future Athletic Trainers’ Society (FATS), Haley Stone, FATS Advisor Justine Coliflores MA, ATC, and University of San Diego staff member Tyler Arford MA, ATC participated in community service at Father Joe’s Village by serving dinner to the families and individuals living in the facility.
More About Father Joe’s Village
As Southern California’s largest residential homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies St. Vincent de Paul Village in San Diego and Martha’s Village & Kitchen in Indio, CA have been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for over 62 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of innovative housing programs and services. Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies prepare up to 4,000 meals and provide a continuum of care to nearly 1,500 individuals every day—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans. As industry thought-leaders, the agencies offer innovative solutions to address the complex needs of the homeless, regardless of age, race, culture or beliefs. The organizations’ primary goal is to transform lives and end the cycle of homelessness. To this end they provide housing, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach. The organizations’ mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors.
Courtesy of the San Diego State University Future Athletic Trainers’ Society