On his release from prison, Monti found the limited and expensive housing options in San Diego out of his reach. In 2013 Monti unexpectedly gained custody of his 2 young sons. Monti had nowhere to go, so he came to Father Joe’s Villages.
Monti and his sons, Melvin and Monti Jr., took full advantage of our housing programs and supportive services to forge their path out of homelessness. He and his boys moved to a self-sustained life outside the Village in February 2015. Monti now has a job and lives in a two-bedroom apartment with happy, healthy sons and a brand new outlook on life.
When my two sons were dropped on me with no place to live, no food, no clothes, nothing, nada, I thought to myself, ‘I need to get into St. Vincent de Paul no matter what.’