SEO Inc Celebrates Partner Organization Father Joe’s Villages
At SEO Inc., we believe in giving back to our local community however we can. In honor of Father Joe’s 78th birthday on Friday, April 12th, we wanted to share a bit about their story and how we help.
Father Joe’s Villages is a non-profit organization focused on helping the homeless population of San Diego. Established in 1950, what started as a small chapel in San Diego has grown to a full campus and scattered site programs that house 2,000 people nightly.
Father Joe was born in the Bronx in 1940 and came to San Diego with just $50 at age 22. He was ordained in 1974, and in 1982 Bishop Leo T. Maher asked him to lead St. Vincent de Paul Center. Father Joe was instrumental in building the “one-stop shop” approach. His legacy continues today at the 4-block campus in the East Village of downtown San Diego. Father Joe is the President Emeritus, and the current president is Deacon Jim Vargas
SEO Inc. donates $3,000 a month in our web and SEO services to help the organization spread the word. In addition to donating our skills as an SEO Company, we also take time to help with on-site events to raise funds and awareness.
Join us as we wish Father Joe a wonderful birthday, and if you are able, please consider donating to this wonderful organization. If you or someone you know is homeless or living in poverty in the San Diego area, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Beyond shelter and housing assistance programs, the organization also assists with mental healthcare and addiction treatment, provides, a day center to give the homeless a safe place to rest during the day, meal and laundry program at the day center. Father Joe’s also has programs to help people find steady employment and plans to help people travel to other areas where they have stable housing available to them.