Union station Homeless Services

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Homelessness is a complex, growing problem. Since 1973, Union Station Homeless Services has successfully provided comprehensive, community based solutions to help people rebuild thier lives.

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Union station Homeless Services

  1. 2. HISTORY 1973 Volunteers create a simple hospitality center Union Street in downtown Pasadena. 1983 Regular patron dies of exposure. “Depot” shelter is created. 1989 Adult shelter 1996 Intake Center Career Development 2000 Family shelter Transitional Housing 2008 Women’s Dormitory 2010 Permanent Supportive Housing for adults
  2. 3. <ul><li>38 years later… </li></ul><ul><li>Union Station Homeless Services </li></ul><ul><li>is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest </li></ul><ul><li>most comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>social service agency </li></ul><ul><li>assisting homeless </li></ul><ul><li>and very low-income </li></ul><ul><li>individuals and families. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>1,216 people are homeless in Pasadena on any given night, the highest in recorded history. </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Pasadena: 1,216 people on any given night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21% increase since 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% children, 23% women, 66% men </li></ul></ul><ul><li>San Gabriel Valley: Estimated 5,000 people each night </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles County: Largest homeless population in the United States; 40,000+ people on any given night </li></ul>HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY
  5. 7. PASSAGEWAYS The entry-point to Pasadena's homeless services network <ul><li>One-stop intake center: </li></ul><ul><li>Street outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Intake and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Case management and referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Medical and mental health services </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter and housing resources </li></ul>
  6. 8. ADULT CENTER 56-bed shelter for adults <ul><li>36 beds for men, 20 beds for women </li></ul><ul><li>Serves 150 homeless people each year </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite case management and supportive services </li></ul><ul><li>Community Meals Program and Shower Program </li></ul><ul><li>60% move on to stable housing </li></ul>
  7. 9. FAMILY CENTER 50-bed shelter for parents and their children <ul><li>50 beds </li></ul><ul><li>Serve 125 homeless people in 50 families each year </li></ul><ul><li>Case management and supportive services </li></ul><ul><li>80% move on to stable housing. </li></ul>
  8. 10. EUCLID VILLA 14-unit transitional housing apartments for families <ul><li>14 apartments </li></ul><ul><li>One to four bedroom apartments with kitchen and bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Serves 35 people each year </li></ul><ul><li>Families pay 30% of their income </li></ul><ul><li>Case management and supportive services </li></ul><ul><li>90% move on to permanent housing. </li></ul>
  9. 11. CENTENNIAL PLACE 144-unit permanent housing apartments for adults <ul><li>One bedroom apartments with shared kitchen and bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>144 units for adults </li></ul><ul><li>No limit on length of stay </li></ul><ul><li>Case management and supportive services </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals pay 30% of their income towards rent </li></ul>
  10. 12. CASE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES <ul><li>Children’s enrichment: art, literacy, tutoring, computers, boy/girl scouts, teen therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Adult enrichment: piano, poetry, art, computers, yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Life skills classes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anger management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banking program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenting classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Onsite medical services </li></ul><ul><li>Medical / mental health referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery support </li></ul><ul><li>Career development </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit attainment </li></ul><ul><li>Legal advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul>
  11. 13. SOURCES CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM <ul><li>125 homeless and low income people participate in Sources each year </li></ul><ul><li>Job candidates receive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>career development workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>job search resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one career counseling, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50% of workshop graduates secure employment within 90 days of graduation. </li></ul>
  12. 14. YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION Get invovled! www.UnionStationHS.org (626) 240-4550 CONNECT ONLINE

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