March 25 at 9:53am

Interfaith Client Shines in Clearly Clean Program

 

Valerie-Clearly-Clean3For 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.

Valerie, an Escondido resident, has been employed with Clearly Clean for nearly a year and a half. While overcoming addiction and living in one of Interfaith’s housing programs, she was approached by her house manager with an offer: a temporary cleaning job.

“I had never done that type of work before, but I knew how to keep my house clean and in order so I figured I could give it a shot,” said Valerie.

Due to her dedicated work ethic and cheerful personality, Valerie’s temporary job turned into a permanent position. Today, she works for Clearly Clean six days a week, rotating between shifts cleaning Interfaith’s Escondido-based Nutrition Center, a jewelry store in Carlsbad, and a church in Vista.

“The people here keep me motivated,” said Valerie. “I like my shifts and this work is good for me; it keeps me out of trouble and on my toes. It’s all worked out more than I ever thought it would.”

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 with Clearly Clean Janitorial services! To learn more about the program and how your business can get involved, please contact Accursio Scalia, Site Supervisor, at ascalia@interfaithservices.org or at 760489.6380 x 204.