Thanks to the cities of Glendale and Burbank, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, City of Los Angeles Councilmembers Jose Huizar and Gil Cedillo, Father W. Clarke Prescott and All Saints Episcopal Church, our Winter Shelter programs were available for four and a half months to our homeless neighbors in Glendale, Burbank and the Northeast Los Angeles area.

Ascencia Glendale Winter Shelter Manager Mary Leasure receives special commendation from City of Glendale.

On the final week of our Glendale Winter Shelter, the City of Glendale presented special commendations to Ivet Samvelyan from the City of Glendale, Officer Steven Koszis from the Glendale Police Department, and to our very own Winter Shelter Manager Mary Leasure who made sure the Glendale program ran smoothly all winter long. Well-deserved for all three!

We also thank Rebecca Prine, Monica Alcaraz, and the volunteers from Recycled Resources for their tireless efforts and dedication to the NELA Winter Shelter program.

Last but certainly not least, we have our volunteers and donors to thank for helping us make this impact. You donated dinners and warm clothing, cookies and sandwiches, an extra pair of hands when we needed it and of course, financial contributions to keep the shelters running smoothly. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are proud to have our supporters listed below. Names will also be scrolling on our homepage (top right) through May 15, 2016.


Aleksan Giragosian
Anna Magnuson
Anoush Catering in Glendale
Anthony Santillo
Aren Blanco and Friends
Aubrey Dalzell
Avery Dennison Foundation
Barb Emmons Perrier and Tom Perrier
Baxalta (previously Baxter BioScience)
Bill Hagen
Bob Goodell
Book Ladies (Amy Koss and Daughter Emily)
Bruce and Debbie Hinckley
Bryan Longpre and wife Tyler
Burbank HealthCare Foundation
Burbank Sunrise Rotary
California Community Reinvestment Corporation (Mary Kaiser)
Chef Manifa Nazarian and Friends
Chris Manasserian
Chris Volpp
Circle K International at Glendale Community College
Costco in Glendale
Couples for Christ (Joel and Angie Bautista Family)
Dawn Tamme
Embassy Suites Glendale
Evelyn Husband
Fernando Manibog
First United Methodist Church of Glendale
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (Ozzie Barrero, Students, Faculty and Staff)
Glendale Adventist Academy (Ben Garcia and Students)
Glendale Federal Credit Union (Ehab Nawar)
James P. Dyrness
Jim Taylor
Joy Smith and Family
Karil Drake
Kaumudi Marathe and Family
Kim Randall
Kirsten Jacobsen
Kiwanis Club of Glendale
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church (George Vine)
Lakeisha Watts and Family
Laura Buchanan and Family
Love is a Warm Blanket (Angela Amirkhanian)
Luis Hoffer
Margaret W. Freed
Martha Morehouse
Mia S. and Jake Lee
Natalie Gougassian
National Charity League, Inc., Glendale Chapter
Nick of Time Project (George Shaginian)
Olive Garden in Glendale
Patty Betancourt
Randy and Suzonne Slaughter
RISE in Burbank (James Berner, Michelle Webster, Shelley Collins)
Robert and Lena Minassian
Rotary Club of Glendale
Ruby Cornelio
Salem Lutheran Church (Pastor Kurt Christenson
Salvation Army of Glendale
Sarah Turner
Self-Realization Fellowship Church
Sharon Collins and Friends
Shelter Partnership
Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
Sonia Ferrer Diego
St. Brendan’s Church (Ruby and Friends)
St. Peter Armenian Church and the In His Shoes Ministry
St. Robert Bellarmine Church (Toni and Emil Shustak and Friends)
St. Robert Bellarmine Church and the Filipino Group Ministry
Susan Padilla
Susan Spence
Tonya Lariviere
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugos (Rev. Gordon Bailey)
Vedanta International Cultural Center (Siddhartha Biswas and Family)
Vivien Minton and Family

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