Local Shelter Lands $1 Million Grant

Pasadena Star-News By Marshall Allen A $1 million state grant to Union Station Foundation is the largest in the charity’s history and considered an endorsement of its programs serving the homeless, according to Union Station officials. The grant, awarded about two weeks ago, will go entirely toward a $2 million project that will add 20 […]

Study Shows Homeless Shelters Inadequate: Area Failing to Cope with Growing Problem

Pasadena Star-News By Christina L. Esparaza The San Gabriel Valley is the worst equipped region in the county to deal with homelessness, according to a study discussed Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Of eight service planning areas, the Valley ranks third in total number of homeless, but last in terms of […]

Taking a Head Count of the Homeless

Pasadena Star-News Taking a Head Count of the Homeless By Marshall Allen Volunteers and social service providers canvassed the city’s streets and shelters Thursday conducting the 2005 count of Pasadena’s homeless population. The 2003 count showed 853 homeless people in Pasadena on any given night. But this year, local experts on homelessness expect the number […]

The Stars Come Out For Union Station Foundation: 5th Annual Benefit Concert In Pasadena Raises $85,000: Al Jarreau, Yellowjackets, Jeff Goldblum & Hector Elizondo Headline Event

On Saturday, October 9, the LA Music Academy (LAMA) hosted the Fifth Annual An Evening for the Station, which netted $85,000 for Union Station Foundation, one of the largest private agencies serving the poor and homeless in the West San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles. Actor Hector Elizondo served as the Master of Ceremonies […]

Rain Doesn’t Dampen The Spirit – Or Enjoyment – Of Union Station Foundation’s Annual Christmas Dinner For The Needy.

Rainfall didn’t dampen the spirits of volunteers – or needy individuals and families – when Union Station Foundation’s annual “Christmas Dinner in the Park” had to be moved indoors. Hundreds of volunteers prepared and served nearly 1,500 meals, and Santa Claus distributed hundreds of gifts to gleeful youngsters. “The rain had very little real effect,” […]

Union Station Foundation’s “Family Center” Celebrates Grand Opening In Pasadena

After more than three years of hard work, extensive fund raising, construction, great anticipation and continuing severe need, Union Station’s “Family Center” celebrated its grand opening today (Thurs., Oct. 16) in Pasadena. The opening of the Family Center celebrates the achievement of the first of three goals set forth in Union Station’s Rebuilding Lives Campaign, […]

San Marino Residents Lynn and Doug Brengel Host a Sunday Afternoon Gathering in Honor of Union Station Foundation’s 30 Years of Service to the Poor and Homeless.

This past Sunday, supporters of Union Station gathered at the home of San Marino residents Lynn and Doug Brengel to learn more about the issues surrounding homelessness and poverty in our community. Union Station Executive Director Marvin Gross and Board President Hannah Kully led guests through a presentation about how the Pasadena-based agency has responded […]

Union Station Foundation and KTLA Charities were the big winners, netting $235,000 at the 11th Annual Golf Tournament, held Monday at Brookside Country Club in Pasadena.

On Monday, May 19, 288 golfers gathered at beautiful Brookside Country Club for Union Station Foundation and KTLA Charities 11th Annual Golf Tournament. This annual fundraiser netted nearly $235,000 for Union Station, the Pasadena-based organization that provides food, shelter and vital social services to homeless and poor men, women and families. The tournament also raised […]