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Significant Dates in the History of Father Joe's Villages
1950 St. Mary of the Wayside opens in San Diego, CA as a lunch line and thrift store for the homeless
1963 Joe Carroll leaves New York for California

St. Mary of the Wayside changes its name to St. Vincent de Paul


Father Joe Carroll graduates from seminary and begins life as a parish priest

1980 St. Vincent de Paul store on Market Street opens

East Village property purchased, site of current San Diego Village

1982 Bishop Leo T. Maher appoints Father Joe to create a "preferential option for the poor"
1985 St. Vincent de Paul Village and Father Joe Carroll featured on CBS’s "60 Minutes"
  Father Joe receives Headliner of the Year Award, San Diego Press Club
1987 The first St. Vincent de Paul Village facility, the $12 million Joan Kroc Center, is opened, establishing the Continuum of Care, a "one-stop-shopping" approach to rehabilitation
  Father Joe recognized as an ABC Television "Person of the Week"
1988 St. Vincent de Paul Village’s Joan Kroc Center receives "Architectural Record Commendation for Public Interest" from Architectural Record Magazine Board
  Father Joe recognized as "Fundraiser of the Year" by the National Society of Fundraising Executives
  First Josue Home established in San Diego
1989 St. Vincent de Paul Village’s Bishop Maher Center opens

President George Bush recognizes the Village as 42nd "Point of Light"

1991 The Golden Ad Altare Dei Award presented to Father Joe by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1992 Toussaint Teen Center opens in downtown San Diego
1993 Second Josue Home opens in San Diego

Father Joe receives the AARP Andrus Award

1997 Peter F. Drucker Award presented to Father Joe by the NonProfit Innovative Physicians Reach-Out Program
  Village Place opens its doors
  Paul Davidoff Advocacy Award given to Father Joe by the American Planning Association
  Josue Home opens its third facility
1998 Father Joe earns the Lifetime Hero Award, presented by The Arthritis Foundation
  President Bill Clinton bestows upon Father Joe the President’s Service Award
  Martha’s Village & Kitchen joins Father Joe’s family
1999 Father Joe’s Villages receives gift of 627 acres of ranchland in Campo, CA
  The new Toussaint Teen Center opens
2000 The Laureate Award for Lifetime Achievement presented to Father Joe by the Institute for Charitable Giving
  Father Joe’s Villages establishes Padre Jayme International Outreach
2001 Martha's Village & Kitchen opens the $10 million Dan Dunlap Center
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