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St. Vincent de Paul Village Family Health Center

Member of the Council badgeThe mission of St. Vincent de Paul Village is to help our neighbors in need break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by promoting self-sufficiency through an innovative continuum of care, multi-disciplinary programs, and partnerships that come together in the spirit of our CREED (Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Empowerment, Dignity) to teach, learn from, and challenge our neighbors and one another.

Through specifically targeted and innovative services and programs, our vision is to break the cycle of homelessness by addressing underlying causes: poverty, the difficulty of finding work that pays a livable wage, access to medical care, mental illness, drug addiction, and domestic violence. We help homeless persons help themselves to become self-sufficient, productive members of society through an extensive and innovative continuum of care.

The Village Family Health Center (VFHC) is a program of our organization. It is the largest provider of comprehensive health care to the uninsured in San Diego. Established in 1987, the VFHC offers comprehensive health services to the uninsured, homeless, and medically indigent people in downtown San Diego.


• Care/Case Management
• Geriatrics
• HIV Screening/Education
• Medical Respite
• Oral Health Services
• Pediatrics
• Perinatal Care
• Pharmacy/Dispensary Services
• Services in Supportive Housing
• Street Outreach
• Substance Abuse Services
• Support/Education Services
• Vision Services



Estimated homeless population: 12,000

Patients served: 5,000


General Info


Deacon Jim F. Vargas, OFS

Medical Director

Jeffrey Norris, MD

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(619) 645-6422




Physical Address

1501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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