Pasadena Public Library’s New Social Worker Program Partners to Help the Homeless

Author: Andy Vitalicio & David Cross Source: Pasadena Now For years, it’s been difficult to visit Pasadena’s public libraries without noticing the homeless. Like many public libraries across the country, Pasadena’s have increasingly become havens for the homeless who take daily refuge amidst the quiet, air-conditioned book stacks and at the reading tables. Now, Pasadena’s […]

Universal Studios Hollywood Kicks-Off the Season of Giving by Offering a Helping Hand to Six Los Angeles-Based Charities as Part of its 13th Annual “Day of Giving” Community Event on Thursday, November 9

Source: Universal Studios Hollywood UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In support of its 13th annual “Day of Giving” community outreach program, Universal Studios Hollywood inspires hundreds of employee volunteers to help make a difference to six Los Angeles-based non-profit organizations and nearly 300 homeless children on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The meaningful “Day of Giving” event is a yearly […]

An Evening for the Station: A Night of Magic to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services

A Night of Magic helps bring people a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. Pasadena, CA – September 20, 2017 For nearly two decades, an Evening for the Station has delivered incredible entertainment in support of Union Station Homeless Services. This year, prepare to be enchanted as Union Station presents its […]

Union Station Homeless Services Receives $15,000 Grant from Bank of America

  Pasadena, CA – June 30, 2017 – Union Station Homeless Services announces it has received a generous $15,000 economic mobility grant from Bank of America. Funds from the grant will go toward Union Station’s life-saving programs and services which help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in San Gabriel Valley. “We are incredibly […]

Pasadena Council Focuses On Affordable Housing And Homelessness (Pasadena Independent)

By Gus Herrera $75K approved for Union Station to facilitate motel voucher program From the opening public comment portion, all the way to the continued public hearing on the city’s operating budget near the end of the agenda, Monday’s regular meeting of the Pasadena City Council saw discussions revolve around the critical topics of affordable […]

2017 Pasadena Homeless Count

Graphic courtesy of Pasadena Partnership (      The 2017 Pasadena Homeless Count was conducted on January 24th, and the recently-released results show a slight increase over last year, rising from 530 people to 575. This uptick comes after five years of steep decline, down from a peak of 1,216 in 2011. Many factors affected […]

Union Station Homeless Services Welcomes 10 New Board Members (Pasadena Now)

Read story on Union Station Homeless Services is proud to announce 10 additions to their board of directors. Each new member brings valuable expertise and insight to Union Station, the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. The new arrivals come on the heels of several […]

Pasadena leads way in finding homes for the homeless (Los Angeles Daily News)

POSTED: 12/30/16, 2:56 PM PST   What can others in Southern California learn from Pasadena’s work that led it to have the highest reduction of homelessness among 32 major American cities? In a word, collaboration. It wasn’t just a newly redoubled effort on the part of public officials within City Hall, though Housing Director William […]

A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families (Pasadena Now)

By ANDY VITALICIO with DAVID CROSS Published : Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 6:34 AM   Pasadena – which ranked first among 32 cities in 24 states for reducing homelessness from 2009-2016 in a just-released survey report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors – has also quietly accomplished another feat: there are no longer any […]