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Community Update | September 2018

Community Update | September 2018
October 16, 2018 Jeff Smith

Here’s how the Venice Beach BID has been working to serve our district over the last month.

Clean Team data provided by Chrysalis. Safe Team data provided by Allied Universal. Activities are reported daily by Clean and Safe Team members who are employees of Chrysalis and Allied Universal, respectively. Chrysalis and Allied managers compile daily reports into a monthly summary. VB BID relies on their decades of BID expertise and reporting for the statistics we provide.

*Includes noise complaints, misuse of bikes and scooters on public walkways, and public drinking/smoking/urination.


Building Trust Through Daily Outreach: As a nonprofit working for the good of our community, the VB BID cares about everyone in our district. This includes those who are experiencing homelessness. That’s why our Safe Team uses daily interactions as a way of getting to know our unhoused community members. By respectfully making contact and listening to individual stories, the team creates opportunities to help people connect with the services they may need.

Forging Community Partnerships: At the same time, our staff and service team members are engaged in building collaborative partnerships with mental health, housing, and other supportive services. Our goal is to be part of an effective network of solutions for people experiencing homelessness. As one example, our Safe Team account manager, Azucena Vela recently coordinated with multiple entities to help a vulnerable unhoused man reenter the shelter where he’d been living previously. She learned what he needed from a Safe Team member who had reached out to him during a routine community patrol.

Working for the District’s Welfare: VB BID services are on the streets of our district every day, looking out for our community’s well-being. If you see someone who needs assistance, or if you’d like to ask a question or raise a safety concern, please give us a call at 310-396-8243.

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