Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘homeless’


Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count
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Thanks to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for the following information: Volunteers are still needed to help with Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count. The count will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and volunteers will be sent out in teams of 2-3 in the early morning and late evening (the same teams will go out both […]

“My Dog Is Home”

“My Dog Is Home”

“My name is Brigitte ______. I am downtown on skid row. This is my service girl Nubian. She has me because I have issues. I hate to say it, downtown is the only place where you can come and get assistance once you’ve been put in a position where you become homeless. “Thirteen years ago, I […]

Heroes in the Shadows

Heroes in the Shadows

Of the estimated 4,444 homeless individuals in San Gabriel Valley, twelve percent or 533 of them have been identified as Veterans. Within this latter group, a rising number of them are recently released Veterans. In response, Joe Leal, an Iraq combat veteran, founded The Vet Hunters Project. He “is shedding light on a population that […]

Memorial for the Unknown

Memorial for the Unknown

Did you know Lurch? He died alone. On a bench. Right here in Pasadena. How about Tom, who died next to a dumpster at a pharmacy? These are just two out of the 50 local homeless people who died in 2011, and 50 out of the thousands nationwide who die each year from illness, exposure […]

Last-Minute Food Needs

Last-Minute Food Needs

Union Station may have more volunteers than it needs this year for staffing its famed Thanksgiving in the Park meal for the homeless and poor of the San Gabriel Valley, but it doesn’t have enough food. While you’re doing your final shopping before turkey time, please consider adding a couple of things from their wish […]

Union Station Foundation

Union Station Foundation

Union Station serves Pasadena’s homeless, providing food, shelter, counseling, job-seeking help and much more. It runs several facilities, including the Adult Center on Raymond near Central Park; the Family Center, which serves homeless children and their parents; and Euclid Villa, a transitional facility for families striving to achieve stability. It always has a pressing need […]

NAMI, Union Station and a Pasadena Party

NAMI, Union Station and a Pasadena Party

Last week I had invitations that both relate to homelessness. Not my temporary, seeking-a-house-to-buy homelessness, but the serious kind, often symptomatic of mental illness, poverty, or addiction. Two vaunted organizations, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Union Station, sponsored their annual fundraisers. NAMI hosts an October walkathon in Santa Monica. A dear couple I […]

One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat

One of Old Pasadena’s most fashion-forward merchants, Elisa B, is partnering with the nonprofit One Warm Coat as part of One Colorado’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration on September 10th. Starting on the 10th, Elisa Bruley and her staff will be accepting donations of clean, gently used coats for women, men and children. In return, donors […]

Elizabeth House: Where Love Embraces Life

Elizabeth House: Where Love Embraces Life

Hoping to raise funds for a second home to provide a home and support services for pregnant, homeless women in the San Gabriel Valley, Elizabeth House is mounting a gala at the University Club in Pasadena on Saturday, March 20. Dodger announcer Eric Smith will emcee; syndicated radio talk show host (KRLA) Hugh Hewitt will […]

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