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When Ascencia clients M and R moved into Ascencia’s 40-bed emergency shelter last October, they let out a big sigh of relief. Mom M and Dad R, together with their 2 year old daughter E and their 12 year old son E, had been living on the streets, in the family’s minivan for about a […]

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Announcing… an amazing, studendous, DELICIOUS event! Ascencia’s Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen (Glendale)! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 10, 2015 ALL DAY to enjoy delicious food from California Pizza Kitchen in Glendale. Just DOWNLOAD THIS FLYER and present it to your server; the restaurant will donate 20% of your bill […]

Although the Billy Strayhorn jazz hit “Take the A Train” played in the main concourse of the Los Angeles Union Station for Ascencia’s ninth anniversary gala on Jan. 31, it was the MetroRail Gold Line from Pasadena that dozens of guests took to reach Union Station. In fact, many of those guests had a glass […]

Robin Goldsworthy – From the desk of the publisher For many, financially speaking the New Year arrived with a thud rather than fanfare especially for small business owners. For whatever reason, revenue seems to be elusive regardless of the type of business. This situation, coupled with any other challenges, whether health, relationship or other, can […]

Woman speaks about her experiences during Ascencia’s ninth anniversary gala. Fear is what drove Kimberly Collins into what she calls a “vicious cycle” of addiction. When she was 22, her older brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, and in her grief, Collins turned to alcohol “to ease the pain,” she said. Six years later, […]


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 […]


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. […]