Commitment to Act

An Expert Panel Series on Homelessness

Father Joe’s Villages will host a series of in-depth panel discussions on the issues impacting those who are homeless, and the innovative solutions needed to address them in our community. The panels will feature experts working on the front lines of homelessness in San Diego.  


How do we best prepare individuals who are homeless for employment with liveable wages during a pandemic? What skills will our neighbors need to succeed in the 'new normal'?
For further exploration of these questions, join us live  for Commitment to Act: An Expert Series on Homelessness as we discuss The Importance of Income on Battling Homelessness.


 Our experts will discuss the barriers standing in the way of securing employment while homeless, the added challenges of COVID-19, and the innovative solutions needed to help individuals end their homelessness for good.




Adriana Cabre  

Moderator, Vice President of Human Resources at Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lisa Jones

Panelist, Senior Vice President, Homeless Housing Innovations at San Diego Housing Commission

Jesse Casement

Panelist, Division Director of Client Services at Father Joe’s Villages 

Paul Delessio

Panelist, Director of Coordinated Services at Father Joe’s Villages 

Past Panels:

March 5, 2020: The Downward Spiral of Health and Homelessness

A health crisis can lead to homelessness and prevent those living on the streets from overcoming it. How can we address the unique health care needs of those experiencing homelessness, protect public health and improve the health of our community?  In this session we will hear from healthcare professionals and learn the innovative ways they are addressing the health needs of the homeless community and its connection to solving homelessness.

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