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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Adios Regina; Until We Meet Again; Thank You

Chaplin Regina Weller of the Venice LAPD Homeless Task Force moved to Hawaii early last month. Whether Regina moves back to Venice or comes just for a visit, she will always be welcomed and remembered by those she touched — those whom she helped obtain housing and those with whom she worked.

Chaplains Steve and Regina Weller

Chaplains Steve and Regina Weller

Steve, her husband, died in September. He was also Pastor of the Four Square Church in Venice. Regina carried on with the Homeless Task Force which Steve named and established with the LAPD. Regina found places for 398 homeless last year. Her year was interrupted with the death of Steve who required her total attention for his final two months.

Not long after the funeral, Regina received a death threat to herself and a threat to the church where she lived. The LAPD took her out of the church and put her in an apartment volunteered graciously by Carl Lambert. She was there for a month before returning to the church with the perp still not apprehended.

She felt it necessary to hire someone to stay in one part of the church for security.

Also after Steve’s death, the church hierarchy notified her that the church was to be sold. She was given a short time to wrap things up and get ready to leave the church.

Talk about a life with major changes! That was Regina.

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  1. Regina Weller

    CORRECTION: 98 PEOPLE FROM VENICE WERE PLACED IN HOUSING BY THE HOMELESS TASK FORCE LAST YEAR 2017, not 398 as reported.

    I appreciate and was honored with the opportunity to assist the homeless in Venice. Those placed are dear to my heart, and I will always remember our interaction and the obstacles they overcame to accept a place of safety and the profound change that took place in their lives. A big thank you to my dear friend Reta Moser, the LAPD Officers who assisted us on deployments, Carl Lambert, Brian Ulf, George Francisco, and all the Venice neighbors and residents who endearingly cheered us on and lifted our spirits and gave Reverend Steven Weller and myself the courage to continue in the worthy cause of assisting a fellow human being in crisis.

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