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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]

Homeless service agency Ascencia announced today that Glendale had housed 68 homeless individuals as part of the national “100,000 Homes Campaign,” which has now reached its four-year goal of helping communities house 100,000 chronically homeless Americans. That number includes more than 30,000 veterans and represents an estimated annual taxpayer savings of $1.3 billion. Glendale joined […]

The Cabrini Literary Guild made seven philanthropies very happy with donations presented during the group’s installation luncheon in mid-June at the Oakmont Country Club. This year’s recipients were Ascencia, Brother’s Helpers, Family Promise of the Verdugos, Glendale Public Library, Glendale YWCA, Loaves & Fishes and Shield of Roses. Sarah Joung, development director at Ascencia, said […]

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There is nothing like a bold, bodacious goal to quicken the heart, raise all manner of doubt and suspicion and ultimately test our mettle.  House 100,000 chronically homeless people?  Do it by looking for them at 4:30 in the morning?  Did we mention they are people who are chronically homeless?  Often addicted and struggling with […]

Agency participates in national effort to house 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable, chronically homeless. A Glendale agency held a local celebration for a national accomplishment to fight homelessness Wednesday, pitching in on an effort to find and house 100,000 of the country’s most vulnerable and chronically homeless. Glendale-based Ascencia, which provides housing and support […]

There are times when I have to put myself out there, to trust someone to help me.  It can be as simple as accepting a hand as I hold the hot coffee and balance the keys to open that back door to our administrative offices. In this instance, D, one of our ever-helpful shelter residents, […]