The following are organizations and news services that serve the Venice community. Learn about Venice and ways you may give back to the community…
Venice Community Housing (VCH)
Founded by local community members in 1988, VCH provides affordable housing and affordable programs for low-income families and individuals
St. Joseph Center
Founded in 1976, this social service organization helps low-income families and individuals by providing housing, mental health, education and vocational programs.
news & CULTURE
Journalist Reta Moser’s “must read” e-newsweekly & community forum covers events, development, quality of life issues, & more
My LA 311
Report homeless encampments, graffiti, bulky item pick-up, street problems, etc. to the City of Los Angeles.
Westside newsweekly for Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica
Originally created in 2006 by two friends, Bret & Keri, as a communal blog. Purchased in 2014 by Mirror Media Group.
Venice-Mar Vista Patch
Website with local news and human interest stories
Lifestyle & events
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
Free programs for kids, parents, and teens
Lincoln & Rose
Venice food, lifestyle and events blog, by Nicole Urso Reed and Jeremy Reed
Website of event photographers Alex and Edizen Stowell offers an events calendar, plus info on local activities & attractions
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Founded in 1976 by muralist and activist Judy Baca, this non-profit arts center known for its murals & other public art, hosts workshops, exhibitions, a digital lab & community events.
Founded in 1968 and based in the original Venice City Hall, this non-profit literary arts center hosts programs & cultural events
Founded in 1995 by Tim Runick, this “museum without walls” hosts events on the beach and Venice pier
Venice Historical Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Venice's rich and unique history
Venice History Site
Historic articles, vintage photographs, and more, by Jeffrey Stanton, author of “Venice California - Coney Island of the Pacific”
Info about Venice CA in films, books, and other media, collected by local artist Pat Hartman (Got time? Help her add more.)