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Father Joe’s Villages Praises Supervisor’s Homeless Proposals



Father Joe’s Villages Wednesday announced its support for measures proposed by Supervisor Nathan’s Fletcher during the annual State of San Diego County speech.

On Tuesday evening, Fletcher “affirmed the county’s commitment to addressing the region’s shared crises of homelessness and mental health,” Father Joe’s officials said in a news release.

Father Joe’s officials said that “providing access to mental health and substance use disorder services is crucial to supporting people as they transition out of homelessness. Along with behavioral health investments, solving homelessness takes efforts from the entire community on multiple fronts.

“We are appreciative of the range of initiatives introduced by Supervisor Fletcher, from shelters to employment services to affordable housing,” the charitable organization said. “What we’re witnessing on our streets is unacceptable. We must come together to offer effective and compassionate solutions at scale — not only because it’s the right thing to do for those on the streets, but because it is the right thing to do for the community as a whole.”

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