December 7, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Councilman Rosendahl Visits Teen Project PAD

Yesterday morning Councilman Bill Rosendahl and members of his staff met with “The Teen Project” founder Lauri Burns at “The Venice PAD“, a drop in center for homeless teens that opened in February at 76 Market St.

"The Teen Project" PAD Venice Beach

Pictures by Ray Rae

When asked about the visit earlier today, Rosendahl said “from the moment I walked in the door at The Teen Project in Venice, I was impressed by the young women and men who were part of the program. They seemed happy, focused, and determined to turn their lives around through jobs and housing. The Teen Project has done a tremendous job in Orange County, and I look forward to their work in Venice, providing guidance, focused direction, and problem solving resources to the young women and men who live on our streets.

Under the direction of the impressive Lauri Burns and Jeff Williams, The Teen Project will be a great addition to (and partner with) some of the area’s other great agencies, including Safe Place for Youth, the St. Joseph Center, Upward Bound, New Directions and PATH. I am confident that we can begin to end the problem of homelessness in our community.”

"The Teen Project" PAD Venice Beach

During the month of May 330 homeless teens visited the drop in center. The center provided 1,246 hours of service averaging 15 kids a day of which 52% entered for the first time.

"The Teen Project" PAD Venice Beach


Councilman Rosendahl and Teen Project founder Lauri Burns

In the past few months PAD has transitioned the following young people off of the streets of Venice Beach and into housing and better lives:

Austin – Housed at sober living
Tim – Housed at sober living
Rebecca – Housed at sober living
Chris – Housed at The Teen Project
Jordin – Housed at The Teen Project
Josh – Sent home to Bakersfield CA
Brandon – Sent home to Tulsa OK
Cody – Sent home to Madison WI
James – Sent home to Lexington KY
Brandon – Sent home to Bakersfield CA

Planning on Sending Next week:
Sebastian – New York NY
John – Olympia WA

PAD currently needs funding to help the following kids get permanent housing. All of these youth are participating at the center (answering phones, cleaning, sorting clothing, attending independent living classes and therapy) while awaiting placement. They are also working on the Venice Street Cleanup initiative:

Kiera – Living with mom on the beach, ready for a new life
Tommy – Was accepted back to Cordon Blue for schooling, but needs housing.
Antonio – Ready to leave streets – wants placement in the area to continue working at PAD while going to school
Steven – has a job, but needs permanent housing.
Anika – has a job, but needs permanent housing

Other new kids that are awaiting placement in safe homes:

Mac
Sarah
Jon Paul
Michael
Victoria
Aaron

For information on volunteering at PAD contact Jeff Williams at 310-392-3838 or just stop in!

To make a tax deductible donation click here.

To donate much needed supplies and clothing, click here or drop into the center!

The Teen Project PAD Venice Beach
76 Market
Venice 90291

Related Posts

The Best CBD Gift For Every Occasion

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

Thanks to the growing popularity of Hemp CBD, there’s a lot of new and unique CBD products that will make...

Venice Family Clinic Completes Merger with South Bay Family Health Care

November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care, which have together provided more than a century of health care...

New French Restaurant Opens by Beach in Playa del Rey

October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

Westside Dining Scene October 21, 2021 By Dolores Quintana There’s a new French restaurant open in Playa Del Rey according...

Breaking Barriers Through Sport

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Ex-Navy Rescue swimmer and triathlete, Jordan Hunter is changing the statistics of African Americans not knowing how to swim and...

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Brings Civilians New Insight Into Law Enforcement

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

The West LA Police Department has a community patrol program bridging the gap between civilians and law enforcement. Video brought...

Pali High Debuts Fall Musical Avenue Q Live on Stage

October 12, 2021

October 12, 2021

Pali high students bring the musical Avenue Q to the stage for a limited time. Video brought to you by...

UCLA awarded $1 Million Dollars Towards Enabling Safer Bike Commutes

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

The Civic Bicycle Commuting team along with partners is one of six competitors for the Civic Innovation Challenge backed by...

Carmelo Anthony Will Be Crucial The Lakers’ Title Chase, From The Bench

October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers remain the second favorites for the NBA championship in 2022 on the back of their slow...

Barn Owl Nesting Box Program Comes to The Westside.

October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

The barn owl nesting box program from Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife is helping these birds create a network of...

Missing Woman Last Seen in Venice Beach

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

Jessie Jean-Baptiste last seen Saturday By Sam Catanzaro Police are seeking a missing 25-year-old woman last seen in Venice Beach...

Canstruction Fights Hunger Through Art

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

International hunger relief fundraiser Canstruction makes an appearance at the Westfield Century City mall and we have the highlights. Video...

The Rich History of Prehemptive CBD Creams

September 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

The following is a question and answer with Paul Herve, founder of Prehemptive CBD creams, based on the formulas of a botanical...

Top-Rated Poster Printing Services in Los Angeles

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

So you want a piece of promotional artwork that is eye-catching and makes a statement. Maybe you’re a store looking...

Comedian Fuquan Johnson One of 1 of 3 Dead Following Suspected Overdose at Venice Party

September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Early Saturday morning incident remains under investigation By Sam Catanzaro Comedian Fuquan Johnson was among one of three people who...

Gambling and Mental Health: Tips For The Casino

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

With the advent of online casinos, gambling has become a more popular pastime than ever before. It’s estimated that a...