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Are you looking for something helpful to do this Monday, Martin Luther King Day? We have a job for you!  On Mon, Jan. 19 at 10:45 AM, please join us at Ascencia to help unload 4-7 pallets of food donated by Whole Foods in Glendale! We need as many volunteers as possible and we’d love […]

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When we talk about homeless services, it is usually about sheltering people and getting them into housing – the front end of the work, if you will. But that pales in comparison to the work we have to do to keep people housed. The chronically homeless people we house all have disabilities, typically including mental […]

Volunteers are needed to count the homeless in the community. Training for a count of the homeless in the community is taking place Thursday, but volunteers are still being sought to take a tally of transients they come across on the streets of Glendale. The last count was in 2013 when the homeless population topped […]

Time is ticking for last minute donations and we need you now more than ever. Please make your donations by Wednesday December 31st at Midnight. Watch the video and click to donate now! We’ve made greats strides this year with a new building, new programming and new challenges. You’ve been with us through it all! Thank […]

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What a busy month! If your schedule has been like ours here, I know how hectic things are for you. Please take 2 minutes to hear about the work we’re doing and how our volunteers are the best! PS Thinking ahead to CYBER MONDAY? Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more slam packed. […]

Want to do something really cool? It involves roaming the streets really late in the evening or really early in the morning. But it isn’t mere random roaming; it is with clipboard in hand, scoping neighborhoods for homeless people. I’ve done five variations of homeless counts and surveying over the years and I highly recommended […]

Today’s first round of emails included the news that one of our longer-term clients, Rosemarie, had died.  She was found on her usual bus bench, by the Vons in South Glendale, across the street from the hospital.  Rosemarie was sweet and quiet and lived in a world we could not penetrate.  A few weeks ago […]

Glendale, California (December 17, 2014) – On Monday, December 22, 2014, Ascencia will hold a public vigil to raise awareness to the national tragedy of homelessness and locally, to remember our homeless neighbors who have died in the past year. The ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Cerritos Park, 3690 San Fernando Road, […]

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What a busy month! If your schedule has been like ours here, I know how hectic things are for you. Please take 2 minutes to hear about the work we’re doing and how our volunteers are the best! PS Thinking ahead to CYBER MONDAY? This holiday season, shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5% […]

To our supporters and most importantly, to the people we serve: Ascencia will not be operating the winter shelter this year.  We are working to keep the year-round program, which serves families with children, and individuals, open.  While our year-round program has been jeopardized by significant government funding cuts, we lost the winter shelter program […]