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2020 Village House Postponed due to COVID-19 Outbreak

A very sad decision has been made regarding Village House. In view of the impending heightened crisis surrounding the COVID-19 and working with St. Francis Cabrini, the Village House Steering Committee, following the recommendation of the Village House Executive Committee, has suspended Village House operations until the County Health officials indicate the COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Our guests (10 in number) have departed St. Francis Cabrini for a short stay in motel rooms for approximately two weeks; during that time Libby and other social workers will be locating spots for them (already 3 of them have spots that they are due to move into soon). The city and county are opening up facilities to be operated for the homeless during this virus time and Libby is optimistic that all will have good places to be.

All of this is very disappointing for those of us who have been a part of this project for some time. We do want to thank all of you who have made this project a huge success. We have enriched the lives of our guests and, in the process, enriched our own lives.

Village House Summary

What: For a fifth time, St. Martin of Tours parish is providing overnight accommodations for 15 medically fragile, un-housed women during the month of May, 2020.
When: Our guests will be staying with us in May 2020.
Why: Pope Francis has called on the Catholic Church to be a “field hospital” for the wounded, for pastors to “smell like the sheep,” and for the faithful to put mercy before judgment. This is an opportunity for us to put our faith into action.
Where: St. Martin of Tours Parish
200 O’Connor Dr, San Jose, CA 95128 (map)

More information is available on the About Village House page.