Waking-Up to Safer, Healthy Communities

CLEAN STREETS CLEAN STARTS is taking on The Challenge

Directed by Don Larson, Northridge Beautification Nonprofit Foundation's Clean Streets Clean Starts is a Boots-On-The-Ground Homeless-to-Work Program bringing some order to the chaos. Partnering with Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, Van Nuys.


"Thank you, thank you!
I wanted to express my gratitude for your continued commitment and service to our Trashbusters. Each event has been amazing, but this last one was truly special. Your commitment to the community and to this group of young people is empowering. Really, I know it's just words, but I sincerely thank you and your team for all your hard work in making every event a success." March 18, 2019 - Mandy Nasr, Senior Librarian, Northridge Branch  L. A. Public Library   


“We forged partnerships like the one with The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, the Northridge Beautification Foundation and CD 12 that created the Clean Streets, Clean Starts program – for which we won double the maximum grant award as well as the Mayor’s Game Changer award for pairing homeless volunteers with the local beautification team to clean their community, while they gain access to services, grow their confidence and renew their dignity.  This program has expanded to serve the entire San Fernando Valley.  This was just a small piece of the overall Neighborhoods FIRST strategy that saw a 19% reduction in homelessness in CD 12 over a one-year period."   Feb. 15, 2019 -- A Fond Farewell from our Chief of Staff Nicole Bernson

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