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 […]

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It has been hard to miss the forecast of a strong El Nino this year, promising a lot of rain and likely flooding.  Already brief storm systems have been wreaking havoc in some neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.  Our location near the Los Angeles River makes us particularly sensitive to this because we outreach to […]


We are so sad to learn of Lanny’s passing. Many in the community knew Lanny; he spent a decade living on the streets of Glendale, making Chess Park his home. Please read more about Lanny in our previous blog post here: Lanny’s story isn’t just about his personal struggles, it is a story of […]


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Saturday I was at the buffet of blues presented by Ascencia, an organization that helps the homeless. The show was the Urban Blues Festival, hosted by Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Walter Trout was the headliner, but when you have acts like Guitar Shorty, Arthur Adams, The Scorch Sisters, The Americans, Little Faith, The Trout Brothers […]

If you’re a lover of The Blues, and you know I am, then you do not want to miss this.  On Saturday August 29, Raleigh Studios is hosting the best damn blues-fest this side of the Crossroads festival.  Walter Trout and Guitar Shorty are the headliners.  Also on the bill are Arthur Adams, The Americans, […]