Glendale, California (January 22, 2016) – Ascencia celebrates a decade of lifting people out of homelessness with a celebration gala on February 6, 2016 at Los Angeles Union Station. The event is a formal dinner and live auction fundraiser, celebrating ten years of saving lives in the greater Glendale area. All funds raised go to […]

Northeast LA Winter Shelter Transitions to New Management Ascencia partners with volunteer-run Recycled Resources to operate 30 bed shelter Los Angeles, CA (January 20, 2016)  The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has contracted with Ascencia to manage the Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Winter Shelter operating at All Saints Episcopal Church in Highland Park.  The […]

By day, All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Highland Park is a place of worship. By night, it’s where dozens of people come to sleep under dimmed lights, in the wooden pews. “I lay right down here, ” Zonia Sotelo, 46, said pointing to a pew she’s lined with a sleeping bag and blankets. “I sleep […]

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $20,000 donation to a nonprofit organization that operates a 36-bed homeless shelter at a Highland Park church and was earlier denied funding. The money will go to Recycled Resources, which is working with All Saints Episcopal Church to turn pews into beds. The group has been […]

Glendale is hosting a nightly winter shelter for the homeless for the first time in two years and ahead of heavy rains expected to be brought on by El Niño storms. The 80-bed facility was set up in a 44,000-square-foot warehouse at 1219 Los Angeles St. and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The program […]

*NEW LOCATION FOR 2015-16* Winter Shelter is located at 1219 Los Angeles St., Glendale, CA 91204 Winter Shelter will be open Monday, November 16, 2015 and end Thursday, March 31, 2016. Winter Shelter Tel: (818) 391-2890* *Staff are available to answer the phone only between 4 PM and 7 AM daily. Voice messages will be returned within […]

Glendale, CA – The Winter Shelter program has opened its doors for the 2015/2016 season.  The shelter is located at 1219 Los Angeles Street in the City of Glendale, is operated by Ascencia, and sponsored by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LASHA), in cooperation with the City of Glendale, and the City of Burbank. […]

Ascencia’s Winter Shelter needs your support! Please see our recent blog post El Nino Is Coming for ways you can help support our homeless neighbors in Glendale, Burbank and the Northeast Los Angeles area! You can also volunteer your time for Homeless Count 2016! Please consider helping with the verification of the homeless numbers in Los Angeles […]

Hundreds of homeless people are living in dangerous places, including storm channels that have been dry during years of drought but which could become raging torrents when the Niño works a massive change in the weather. We get an update on what’s being done prepare from James Featherstone, general manager of LA City’s Emergency Management […]