Union Station in the News

Helping Hands Needed: Union Station Up Against a Shortage of Volunteers

Pasadena Star-News By Marshall Allen Aging workers, summer vacations and construction hassles are causing a shortage of volunteers to prepare and serve meals at the city’s largest provider of homeless services. Union Station Foundation serves about 136,000 meals per year to Pasadena’s homeless population, which is estimated at about 1,200 people on a given night. […]

Union Station Foundation Breaks Ground for New Women’s Dorm

La Canada Flintridge Outlook Union Station Foundation, the San Gabriel Valley’s largest private agency serving poor and homeless people, broke ground for a new Women’s Dormitory as they expand their Adult Center at 412 S. Raymond in Pasadena. The new addition will assist up to 70 more homeless women each year. The event was attended […]

Union Station Foundation Concert Raises $20k

La Canada Flintridge Outlook More than 450 guests gathered for “A Celebration for Union Station” presented by the Occidental-Caltech Symphony recently at All Saints Church in Pasadena. The enjoyable evening of music helped benefit the expanding programs and services for homeless women at Union Station Foundation. Under the direction of Allen Robert Gross and featuring […]

County to Study Homeless Services

Pasadena Star-News By Gene Maddaus The county Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday a massive investment in homeless services, a key element of which would regionalize the homeless problem, setting up five Skid-Row-style facilities in the suburbs. The county’s plan would cost $100 million and would include novel ideas such as a “homeless court,” where […]

Shelter Plans Expansion

Pasadena Star-News By Marshall Allen Union Station Foundation will begin construction on an expansion that will include 20 new beds for homeless women after receiving $1 million from the county of Los Angeles. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is scheduled to announce the allocation of county funds today at Union Station, the city’s largest homeless services […]

Homeless Need New Haven

Pasadena Star-News By Marshall Allen Ever-increasing numbers at the Bad Weather Shelter are forcing organizers to confront a daunting challenge: find a new home for the city’s most service-resistant homeless population. The number of clients using the Bad Weather Shelter has increased each year since it opened in 1986. This season, the facility reached the […]

Valley Ranks 4th in County for Homeless

Pasadena Star-News By Jason Kosareff The San Gabriel Valley ranks fourth in the county in homelessness, according to a study released Thursday. The Valley has 9,254 homeless people, according to the “2005 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.” Pasadena conducted its own homeless count in 2005, coming up with an estimate of 1,200 according to the […]

Union Station Foundation Hosts Annual Christmas “Dinner-in-the-Park” on Christmas Day

Pasadena Living Magazine Santa and Mrs. Claus will be delighting young and old at Union Station Foundation’s annual Christmas Day Dinner-in-the-Park. This community potluck brings a hearty meal and holiday cheer to all who attend, many of whom are homeless, senior citizens, alone at the holidays and families on limited incomes. Toys and gifts are […]

Realtors Association Raises $100,000 for Local Charities

La Canada Flintridge Outlook The Community Services Committee of the Pasadena Foothills Association of REALTORS (PFAR) has raised more than $100,000 for local charities this year, breaking all previous records since the committee formed 15 years ago. Dedicated Realtors and Realtor affiliates donate their time and talents to hold fundraising events throughout the year, starting […]

Union Station Seeking Volunteers to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Homeless

La Canada Flintridge Outlook Union Station Foundation, a Pasadena-based agency serving poor and homeless men, women and families, will hold its annual “Thanksgiving Dinner-in-the-Park” on Thanksgiving Day. This community event brings a hearty meal and holiday cheer to all who attend, many of whom are homeless, senior citizens and families on limited incomes. Based on […]