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Do you have a question that you think other residents, business owners or visitors might be interested in for our local neighborhood Fire Department? We’d love to hear it! We will submit your question to LA City Fire which serves Venice Beach… and if approved when we receive a reply we will publish your question and answer here. Thanks for contributing!

Homeless Services in Venice

Venice has been an attractive area for the homeless, and is considered by many to be the new “skid row”. Easy access to drugs, alcohol and panhandling along the Venice Boardwalk has contributed to a significant increase in homeless and transients in the neighborhood.

In an effort towards positive community outreach we are encouraging residents and visitors to direct the homeless to local social services agencies. Most homeless shelters have restricted hours and may require an intake screening, and for the individual to check in and be monitored towards case management to improve their living situation. Please make note of the following agencies in Venice. If you know of one that is not listed here, please add it by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Bible Tabernacle Mission Shelter

1761 Washington Way

Venice, Ca 90291

310-821-6116

Intake requires a phone screen prior to entering the facility. Individual must have ID. Individual must agree to work towards self sufficiency. Intake hours daily 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Natiional Guard Armory Shelter

Emergency Shelter provided on a daily basis from Dec-March. To enter the shelter individuals MUST get on the shuttle pickup from 4:45 to 5:15 Daily at Market St. & Ocean Front Walk. Armory provides:

  • Showers at 6 p.m.
  • Dinner at 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out 10 p.m.
  • Warm sleeping area 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Breakfast 6-7 a.m.

Daily bus to the National Guard Armory Shelter in Culver City

St. Josephs Center

204 Hampton Dr.

Venice, Ca 90291

(310) 396-6468

Homeless Service Center starts by providing basic services. Here, homeless men and women can make a reservation to eat at Bread and Roses Café, do a load of laundry, take a shower and have access to phone and mail service. Through meetings with our staff, they can also be connected with emergency shelter, medical care, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. They can also receive help with transportation and advocacy to apply for government benefits.

Homeless individuals who are ready to make long-term change may enroll in case management. Service plans developed jointly by the individual and the case manager assess each person’s strengths and needs and lay out a pathway to long-term stability and increased self-sufficiency by addressing issues such as permanent housing, job training, employment and ongoing treatment.

Homeless / Social Service Provider in Venice

Do you know of registered and licensed social services provider in Venice? Please fill out their information using the form below and we will add it to our homeless services directory.

“Juan” – Local Ocean Front Walk Regular

Juan has been in Venice for years, and is known for wearing a myriad of fantastic contraptions on his head. Juan gained international fame by being embedded by the paps outside the courthouse when a Britney Spears hearing was going on and he stole the show. Just google ” dollhouse dude ” and you’ll get a snapshot of Juan’s hilarious past…

Juan also speaks with equal hilarity at many neighborhood council meetings. In costume.

Report Grime & Crime in Venice

Help Venice Shine! Community involvement is the best strategy towards truly improving the safety and cleanliness of our neighborhood. Do YOUR part and help to keep Venice beautiful! Use this online reporting system to generate a report on various community issues and concerns and we will make sure it gets routed to the proper agency for resolution! You make the report, Venice 311 does the rest! Now you don’t have to combat the time challenge of figuring out which agency, City or County department is responsible for resolving an issue. We will even email you when the problem is solved!

Report Grime & Crime

Please fill out this form to the best of your ability, and attach photos if available. To send us photos from your cell phone for this report, email the pictures to report@venice311.org and include the subject of your report.
  • If describing a vehicle or person, please try to include size, colors of clothing or chassis and any other obvious details.
  • All information kept strictly private. You will only be contacted if additional information is necessary to identify and/or resolve the issue. Thanks for helping Venice to Shine!
  • All information kept strictly private. You will only be contacted if additional information is necessary to identify and/or resolve the issue. Thanks for helping Venice to Shine!
  • All information kept strictly private. You will only be contacted if additional information is necessary to identify and/or resolve the issue. If you provide your email we will contact you when your issue is resolved. Thanks for helping Venice to Shine!

Venice 311 Site Launch

Welcome to Venice 311! Your online guide for neighborhood watch, municipal improvement, interactivity and awareness towards the goal of making Venice shine!

Our goal is simple: Provide an online location where residents, visitors and fans of Venice Beach can get accurate information about our world-famous destination, and have the ability to report municipal, neighborhood and crime issues and concerns with the assurance that their reports will be directed to the proper channels for action. Venice is a special place, and has unique needs and though Venice311 you can help keep “90291” safe, clean and ready for fun.

If you are up for helping make Venice a more beautiful neighborhood… go ahead and fill out your first report! Thanks!

Venice 311

Report Grime & Crime

Please fill out this form to the best of your ability, and attach photos if available. To send us photos from your cell phone for this report, email the pictures to report@venice311.org and include the subject of your report.
  • If describing a vehicle or person, please try to include size, colors of clothing or chassis and any other obvious details.
  • All information kept strictly private. You will only be contacted if additional information is necessary to identify and/or resolve the issue. Thanks for helping Venice to Shine!
  • All information kept strictly private. You will only be contacted if additional information is necessary to identify and/or resolve the issue. Thanks for helping Venice to Shine!
  • All information kept strictly private. You will only be contacted if additional information is necessary to identify and/or resolve the issue. If you provide your email we will contact you when your issue is resolved. Thanks for helping Venice to Shine!
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