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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

BID Cleans and Protects and Hires ALL Clean Team Members Locally

(20 August 2019) BID (Business Improvement District) hires people from the street and many times off the sidewalks and offers them positions that allow them to move up the ladder, find permanent housing.

“When we started the BID, a high priority in the community was to hire locally as much as possible,” according to the report.  “We are very pleased to report that all current Clean Team members are locally hired – and we have established a pathway for formerly unhoused Venice community members to gain transitional local employment through Chrysalis. Transitional employment is what helps people experiencing joblessness get back on track.

“Before this BID started, there were very few transitional jobs available on the Westside. Because the BID Clean Team is able to hire about 15 people at any given time, and because transitional workers are encouraged to move up the employment ladder, this represents a significant number of new opportunities. Most recently, one Clean Team member was able to move into a full time driver position at Chrysalis, and two formerly unhoused team members from Venice have just moved into permanent housing!”

The Clean Team works 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm.  The Safe Team works from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm.  For assistance within the designated BID area, call 310-396-8243.

Here are their statistics for July.

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