More than 200 formerly homeless men, women, and children will celebrate their success in breaking their cycle of homelessness at the Union Station Homeless Services 23rd Annual Alumni Picnic. The event will include a soft ball game, cakewalk, balloon toss, crafts, face painting and more!
Since 1973, Union Station Homeless Services has been helping people rebuild their lives. The Alumni Picnic is a reunion event for clients to come together and celebrate their achievement of overcoming their obstacles, including poverty, unemployment substance abuse, and physical and mental health problems. Alumni will include those who have recently rebuilt their lives, and clients from more than 20 years ago who are now integral members of the community.
Meet and interview people like Sharon, who struggled with addiction for more than 20 years. She turned to Union Station for help in 1995, and with ongoing support from the caring Adult Center staff, Sharon found sobriety, secured employment and created a happy and stable life for herself.
Over the years Sharon has turned to Union Station several times for support. Today she provides support and inspiration for others as a coordinator of the Alumni Picnic.
“Today my life is a totally different picture,” says Sharon. “Recovery is about change and my change began at Union Station. My life is good. My life is the best it’s ever been.”
Saturday, September 3, 2011
11:00am to 4:00pm
Charles Farnsworth Park
568 E Mount Curve Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
Contact Tracey Kardash
Pasadena-based Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Our mission is to help men, women, and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Union Station provides comprehensive, community-based programs to help homeless people achieve self-sufficiency, including intake and assessment, emergency shelter, case management, career counseling, transitional housing, medical and mental health services, women’s and family services, and housing resources.