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 at the local level, 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 […]

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% of […]

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 […]

Out of options and with time running out, organizers say they will be unable to offer winter shelter for the homeless in Glendale. Last year’s 80-bed shelter operated in an industrial neighborhood of the city for three months and was organized by Ascencia, the city’s largest homeless services provider. But the location is no longer […]


Thank you for joining me for Ascencia’s very first web video! Each month I’ll release a new video update, to share with you some of the exciting work going on at Ascencia. I hope you enjoy this quick look at our work to end homelessness in the greater Glendale area. Thank you for your help.     […]

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Ascencia client Derrick is a gentle giant, with a tall imposing figure and a soft voice that belies a song and dance about to burst forth.  Twenty years ago, the song on his lips was probably the latest chart topper, and the dance, a smooth two-step as he covered the newest bands around town for […]

Since its beginnings in 2006, Ascencia has been helping to find proper housing for the homeless. One of the most monumental decisions made in order to achieve this goal was to bring the New York City-initiated 100,000 Homes Campaign to Glendale. The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a nationwide effort to house 100,000 of the most […]

To celebrate Glendale’s outstanding three-year achievement in housing 68 of our city’s most vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals and ending Veteran homelessness in our city, Ascencia invites you to our “Coming Home” Celebration!  Please join us at Glendale City Council Chambers on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. when we recognize all those in the […]

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Thank you, Toni! On July 2, Executive Director Natalie Profant Komuro presented volunteer extraordinaire Toni Shustak with Ascencia’s inaugural Volunteer of the Month award!  “Toni truly is extraordinary in her dedication and commitment; she’s been organizing monthly dinners for residents in Ascencia’s 40-bed emergency shelter program for over 14 years.  Without volunteers like Toni, we […]

July 6, 2014 Los Angeles Register By Anna Iliff [Read Full Article]