Glendale Cruise Night 2017

July 19, 2017Events, News, On The Go

We had a great time at Cruise Night in Glendale on July 15, 2017! Big thanks to Shake Shack for donating an $100 gift card to raffle off! Congratulations to our winner Christine Kiledjian!  What event will we be at next? Keep up with the latest at Ascencia! Follow @ascenciaca

Rest in peace, Stephen

May 2, 2016News, On The Go

On Easter Sunday last month, Ascencia client Stephen Gish passed away, surrounded by family. Unlike many of our homeless neighbors who die alone on the streets, when it was finally time for Stephen, he had loved ones by his side. Stephen struggled throughout his life with mental illness and addiction. After years of homelessness, Stephen … Read More

Winter Shelter Honor Roll

April 14, 2016On The Go

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. On the final … Read More

Ascencia’s Winter Shelter – Farewell for a Season

March 30, 2016On The Go

As I stood in front of the crowd of about 100 people at the Glendale winter shelter, I thought, “THIS is where the elected officials need to be!”  Not at the opening of the shelter, when we are full of hope and relief, but at the end, when we have to tell these men and … Read More

Ascencia’s Winter Shelter Opens

November 18, 2015On The Go

*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 Wednesday evening, March 30, 2016. Ascencia Tel: (818) 246-7900 ext. 100* *Staff are available to answer the phone only between 7 AM and 4 PM daily. Voice messages … Read More

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Count 2016 in January

November 11, 2015On The Go

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 … Read More

El Nino Is Coming!

October 23, 2015On The Go

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 … Read More

We’ll miss you, Lanny

September 23, 2015On The Go

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: www.bit.ly/AscenciaLanny. Lanny’s story isn’t just about his personal struggles, it is a story of … Read More

Reflections from our Executive Director: The Rules…

July 15, 2015On The Go

One complaint frequently heard among people who are homeless is that shelters have too many rules. As one who is terrible at remembering a lot of rules (I’m a complete failure at Bridge), I can appreciate that rules can be onerous, and even patronizing. But shelter operators have to ensure some order and we need to set … Read More