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Dear Friends,
Venice Community Housing is almost ready for the 24th annual Jazz Champagne Brunch! After 23 years at Palms Court, we have outgrown our venue. True to VCH's roots, the event remains in Venice, but will be held in Elkgrove Circle of Lincoln Place Apartment Homes! The new space at Elkgrove Circle provides us a beautiful outdoor venue with plenty of room to move about, a larger stage, and an even bigger and better silent auction! We thank Lincoln Place for welcoming us with open arms and we thank you for your continued support.

We look forward to seeing you at Jazz at Lincoln Place on September 18th!
Want to Attend?
To sponsor the event or to buy individual tickets, please follow the link below.

A limited number of tickets will be available day of at the door! Credit card, cash or check accepted.

For opportunities and/or questions, please contact Development Director, Myrna Bohan at or (310)573-8407.

Volunteering with Jazz at Lincoln Place

We can't do it without your help! We are looking for volunteers on both Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. Volunteer opportunities include event set up, food service, kitchen prep, waitstaff, and more! All volunteer job descriptions can be found on our volunteer page, FOUND HERE.

If you able to join us, please contact Development Manager, Erika Lee at or (310)573-8406. Volunteer groups are encouraged! Minimum age of 14. Meals provided. 
Shhhh... A secret preview of our Silent Auction!
 2 Roundtrip Southwest Tickets

An Autographed Meghan Trainor Guitar

4 Tickets to see the LA Lakers

A One Night Stay at Harrah's Southern California

Back to School!

After completing two 3-week Study Lounge Summer Camp sessions, we're getting ready to go back to school! Summer Camp had a blast going on field trips all throughout LA, but we'll be back to our regular after school schedule on September 26th!  
Special Thanks To...

A special thank you to SnapChat for sponsoring the Jazz at Lincoln Place  photobooth! Come with your best model poses to have a little souvenir from the event!

Our 2016 Sponsors to date
Thank you to our current 2016 Jazz at Lincoln Place Sponsors...

Band Leader
Elaine Spierer
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities

Sylvia Aroth

Section Leader
Century Housing Corporation
Steve Clare & Susan Millmann
Ann & Dwight Everest
Robert Greenwald & Heidi Frey-Greenwald
Marie Kennedy & Chris Tilly
Judith Roth Goldman
Tony Mischel
John Raphling & Jane Mohon

Rhythm Section
The Attias Family Foundation
Becky Dennison
Dreyfuss Construction
Ann & Dwight Everest
Ruth Galanter
Jeff Levine- The J2 Foundation
Paula & Barry Litt
Erwin & Caren Sokol
Mary Ann Yurkonis & Melvin Mimms
Vision Fleet

Band Member
Warren Adler & Bobbi Armbruster
Chuck & Terry Bloomquist
Myrna & Lisa Bohan
California Women's Law Center
Al & Susan Clark
Tracy Condon
Rosemary Danon
Marybeth Fama & Francisco Letelier
Edward Ferrer
Kay Gallin
Barbara Greenstein & Jonathan Horne
Rebecca Hight
Jack V. Hoffmann
Horowitz Zaron McMahon
Linda Levitz
Morley Builders
Mindy Meyer & Ann Murphy
Millard Lee & Edith Lim
Nancy Lewis Associates
Susan Moore
Amy Neiman & Alan Seltzer
Olga Palo & Marshall Hyman
Laurie Pincus & Phil Brimble
Jane Preece
Marlene & Michael Rapkin
Lenore Ritkes
Linda Sullivan & Bob Myers
Glen Suhd
Donald Treiman
Jean Weishaar
Carol Wells & Theodore Hajjar
AZ Architecture Studio- Anne Zimmerman

The 2016 Jazz Committee
A special thank you to our 2016 Jazz Committee!

YouthBuild News
Venice YouthBuild Updates
Venice YouthBuild is recruiting! Interested prospective students should contact Marisol Perez at (310)963-0828 or via email at  Referrals are welcome!

To get involved with Venice YouthBuild, please contact Program Director, Rick Solis Jr. at

Venice YouthBuild is a comprehensive program providing education, job training, and leadership development to 25 youth ages 18-24 each year to help them transition into successful adults. 
See you September 18th!



The mission of Venice Community Housing is to reduce homelessness, maximize affordable housing, empower residents, provide social services, and advocate for public policy that protects and strengthens the economic, racial and cultural diversity of Venice and other neighborhoods on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Support Our Donation Center

Open the 3rd Friday of every month

Our Donation Center is open to all low-income and homeless individuals for "Shop Day" every third Friday of the month. Please consider donating your gently used clothing, small household items, personal hygiene, and cleaning products to those in need.

*Requested Items from local unhoused community members*
- Art supplies (coloring books, blank notebooks, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
- Micro USB phone chargers
- Portable phone chargers

Upcoming Shop Days:
August 19
September 16
October 21

Please bring donations to our office located at 720 Rose Avenue in Venice, Mon - Fri 10am-2pm. 
Did you know...
That Elkgrove Circle is nearly 6 times larger than Palms Court? This year's venue provides almost 6,000 additional square footage to our event!

Quick Links

Are you a registered voter?
Voting is one of the most important rights we have as citizens. Familiarize yourself with the ballot initiatives and the candidates.

For a voter registration card, please contact our office at (310)399-4100 x200.

Wish List

From linens to laptops, Venice Community Housing is always seeking donations for our residents and programs. Please visit our online wish list to see if you can meet any of our current needs!

Shop to Support VCH!

VCH always supports shopping local, however it isn't always possible. 

To support VCH through your Amazon purchases, simply go to and add Venice Community Housing Corporation as your charity of choice!
Dental Assistance Needed
We are in need of dental assistance for our residents who do not have dental insurance. If you are able to provide help or can refer someone who may be of assistance, please contact our Family & Community Services Director, Bridgett Bell at

Faces of Jazz at Lincoln Place

This year, we welcome jazz legend, Barbara Morrison as Jazz at Lincoln Place's musical guest.

Barbara, recognized by NPR as one of the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists, has been pleasing audiences for more than three decades. One of the hardest working and busiest jazz and blues entertainers in the business, Barbara has an impressive discography of recordings that include 3 Grammy nominations.

Barbara has a steadily growing list of accomplishments as a recording artist, with more than 20 of her own albums/CDs that feature a catalog of original compositions, popular standards- some love and some in studio.

A staple on the Southern California jazz scene, performing frequently with her duo and trio, she also tours extensively throughout the US and abroad.
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