April 3 at 8:02am
Client Success Story: Glenn
For more than six years, Clearly Clean Janitorial has provided high quality business janitorial services to its customers, while maintaining a supportive work-training environment for clients of Interfaith Community Services. Clearly Clean employs veterans, non-veterans, and clients who may have mental or physical disabilities, or face other barriers to employment.
Glenn, a veteran and Clearly Clean lead, has been employed with the program for nearly two years. A Poway native, Glenn was introduced to Interfaith when the house manager at his sober living facility heard that Clearly Clean was looking for employees.
“You get so disappointed out there looking for a job,” said Glenn, “that it’s a blessing that Interfaith is here with Clearly Clean.”
In addition to working with Interfaith, Glenn also lives in the organization’s Veteran Housing Program on Aster St. in Escondido. This apartment-style setting is designed for veterans, like Glenn, who are working or are on a vocational path. Residents of the Aster St. program are expected to function at a high level, in terms of work readiness efforts and permanent affordable housing searches.
“Interfaith helped me get a roof over my head, get on medication, and get my head out of a cloud,” said Glenn.
Today, in his role as a lead with Clearly Clean, Glenn is a key component of the program’s success, in addition to serving as an example for other employees. While remaining hands-on in his janitorial work, Glenn also over-sees cleanings and helps direct the rest of his crew when on-site.
“I’ve learned to regain responsibility and accountability to live a healthier life,” said Glenn. “I am so grateful.”
All fees collected from the Clearly Clean Janitorial Services program are utilized to pay a salary to the crew, provide them with training, as well as cover the cost of supplies and equipment to grow the program.
Interfaith Community Services is now looking for additional businesses in North County San Diego to contract out Clearly Clean Janitorial services to! To learn more about the program and how your business can get involved, please contact Accursio Scalia, Site Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.