Ascencia 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan

Ascencia is a non‐profit organization whose mission is to lift people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time. We envision a community where people in need can find services, resources, and safe, affordable housing. Ascencia has provided housing and services to homeless individuals and families since 2006, when it was founded as PATH Achieve Glendale. In 2012, Ascencia was named Organization of the Year by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. That year Ascencia also launched its first ever capital campaign Advancing Ascencia. In 2018, Ascencia was named the California Nonprofit of the year in recognition of its operating model.

As a result of this success and recognition, and the growing need in our community, the focus of the 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan will be to expand our successful model to have a greater impact on clients in need. The vision statement for this strategic plan states that we are focusing on client impact expansion in order to provide more homeless individuals and families with best value oriented programs and services.

Non Discriminatory Policy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ascencia strives for an equitable, just and inclusive work environment. We do so by actively soliciting input and feedback from all employees to not only ensure inclusion and equity but to promote psychological safety, psychological meaningfulness and psychological availability for our employees. With our DEI work, we strive to be a leader in the community when serving those experiencing homelessness.

Equal Employment Practices

Ascencia is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Ascencia does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws, including but not limited to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, termination, layoff, and recall. Ascencia strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the bases listed above. It is the duty of every employee to conscientiously follow this policy.

Disability Accommodations

Consistent with its commitment to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees, Ascencia will make reasonable accommodations to qualifying individuals with a known mental disability, physical disability or medical condition that limits a major life activity (or those regarded as having a mental disability, physical disability or medical condition that limits a major life activity) consistent with its obligations under federal and state laws to do so.

Financial Documents

We are extremely fortunate to have generous support from throughout our community. To honor those commitments, we strive to be transparent about our financial status, program performance and sustainability planning.