Union Station Homeless Services’ 40th Birthday & Neighborhood Block Party (Pasadena Magazine)

Union Station Homeless Services celebrated its 40th Birthday with a free, family-friendly Block Party this past Sunday, August 4, 2013. Though the big birthday gift was an Official Certificate of Congressional Recognition awarded to the organization, the real beneficiary is the Pasadena community.
 imagePasadena Police Officers swapped their patrol cars for a decked-out mobile grill unit, providing party goers with golden hot dogs and good cheer.  Over one hundred people gathered at the Union Station Homeless Services’ Family Center including government officials, board members, donors, and volunteers. 

As music and gratitude brought out smiles, supporters were invited to visit  the organization’s various sites including Euclid Villa Transitional Housing, Centennial Place and Passages Intake Center.  By visiting these different locations, community members gained insight on the critical development that takes place within these transitional housing and service centers.


Homelessness is a complicated issue plaguing our society but Union Station has proven that it is not a hopeless one.  For over 40 years the organization has worked tirelessly to help men, women, and children rebuild their lives and gain traction on a brighter future.


Union Station’s CEO, Rabbi Marvin M. Gross, explained that, “We are proud of the many accomplishments that our organization and our clients have achieved to date and are honored to continue this important work along with our tireless staff, volunteers, donors and large community of friends.”

Union Station Homeless Services is the largest social service agency in the San Gabriel Valley that works with homeless and very low-income adults and families.  Their mission is to help men, women and children rebuild their lives and to end homelessness.  Union Station provides a vast array of services that include emergency shelter, case management, career counseling, transitional housing, medical and mental health services, women’s and family services, as well as housing resources.

To find out more about Union Station Homeless Services and learn how you can help, click here.

-Brooke LaPorte

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