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Clean Start: Stella's Circle helps struggling adults find custodial work

A St. John's organization that helps transform the lives of struggling adults has launched a program that helps people find work cleaning offices and other businesses.

Chevron Canada donating $450K over 3 years for new CanDo program

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Clean Start was developed by Stella's Circle to transform the lives of struggling adults to help them find work. 1:05

A St. John's organization that tries to transform the lives of struggling adults has launched a program to help them find work cleaning offices and other businesses. 

Clean Start was developed by Stella's Circle, with oil company Chevron Canada pitching in $450,000 over the next three years to help make the project happen.

The venture is part of Stella's Circle Employment Services Division, which offers a range of employment and education programs to more than 450 participants each year.

Clean Start, a commercial cleaning business and new social enterprise initiated by Stella’s Circle, will help individuals gain the skills required to obtain meaningful employment in the office cleaning and maintenance business. (CBC)

"The best social program is a job," says Stella's Circle CEO Lisa Browne.

"Chevron's generous donation has enabled us to run CanDo, an employment service that was created for individuals with complex multiple barriers to employment," she said.

"CanDo provides supported and transitional employment in the community which allows participants to receive skills and confidence to be able to find employment." 

With files from Mark Quinn

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