Union Station Homeless Services Expands Programs to Help More People than Ever Before

first_imgGiving Back Union Station Homeless Services Expands Programs to Help More People than Ever Before From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 17, 2015 | 11:59 am Community News Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest and most comprehensive social service agency assisting homeless individuals and families. The agency offers client-centered and accessible services that help people rebuild their lives.“Our supporters often ask us: How can I help someone experiencing homelessness?” says Ryan Izell, Director of Adult Services at Union Station.The agency hopes that two new access systems, designed for adults and families respectively, will make it easier for homeless people seeking shelter and housing to access vital services:Adults experiencing homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley can access shelter and housing services at any of the designated “Coordinated Entry System” sites, listed below:Arcadia Mental HealthWednesdays 8am-5:30pm330 E Live Oak Ave.Arcadia, CA 91006(626) 821-5858Appointment recommended but not required; Walk-in’s welcomeVOA – El Monte Access CenterMonday-Friday 9am-5pm4501 Santa Anita Ave.El Monte, CA 91737(626) 442-4357Appointment recommended but not required; Shelter referral siteFoothill Unity CenterMonday-Friday 9am-5pm415 W. Chestnut AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016(626) 358-3486Please call ahead to schedule an intake appointmentVOA – Pomona Homeless OutreachMonday-Friday 9am-5pm2040 N. Garey Ave.Pomona, CA 91767(909) 593-4796Appointment recommended but not required; Shelter referral siteFoothill Unity CenterMonday-Friday 9am-5pm191 North Oak AvenuePasadena, CA 91107(626) 584-7420Please call ahead to schedule an intake appointmentUnion Station Homeless Services- Adult CenterMonday-Friday 7am-2:30pm412 S. Raymond Ave.Pasadena, CA 91105(626) 791-6610Appointment recommended but not required; Shelter referral siteFriends In DeedMonday-Wednesday 9am-5pmThursday 9am-2pm444 E Washington Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91104(626) 797-2402Please call ahead to schedule an intake appointment; Female clients onlyFamilies currently experiencing homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley can call 2-1-1 to reach the Los Angeles Information and Referral Line. They should request an appointment at one of the “Regional Family Solution Centers” where they will complete an assessment with a Union Station staff member.These new access sites are part of the agency’s expanded outreach to the greater San Gabriel Valley. As of March 31, Passageways no longer serves as the single access point to Pasadena’s homeless services network.“While we’re sad to be losing Passageways as the community’s one stop Access and Intake Center, we are extraordinarily proud of the services provided to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community, over the past 19 years,” Izell says.“At the same time, we’re really excited about our new programs and the strategic approach we’re taking to ease access to an increased number of permanent supportive housing resources which will be prioritized for individuals, veterans, and families with the greatest need.”Union Station’s newest program, Holly Street Housing, which is scheduled to open on June 1, helps homeless individuals in the community secure permanent supportive housing.“When homeless people are housed, they reclaim their role in the community,” said Gregg Von Fempe, Union Station’s Chief Programs Officer. “They have a role as a neighbor, as a friend, as someone who contributes to the neighborhood.”Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With 42 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of eight programs in seven locations; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. 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The secret is out: Credit union leaders share lessons learned from 2020

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » From temporary branch closures, to a remote workforce, to a massive influx of deposit liquidity – financial institutions experienced many drastic changes as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. So we’ve been speaking with leaders from credit unions that have continued to grow members and revenue throughout the pandemic. Here are some shared recommendations we captured that your institution can consider when building or reworking your own strategic growth initiatives.Build Flexible, Fluid StrategiesJoseph Walsh, President & CEO of Direct Federal Credit Union, offers a simple but effective mantra: “Plan, do, check, and adjust.” He explains that strategies require planning and action, but they also require constant attention.He also recommends that your strategic plans should be flexible and fluid, allowing for unplanned changes or adjustments. One way to do this is to determine, centralize, and communicate fixed, strategic goals. This will help you to stay focused on these established objectives if (or when) you have to build on or change your plans.Meeting with stakeholders frequently to discuss strategic plans will help keep goals on track while also fostering discussions that will lead to quicker, more effective strategic adjustments as they arise. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

McAuley has no complaints over red

first_img Press Association “I wouldn’t say it was harsh, it’s within the rules of the game,” he said after a turgid 0-0 shutout. “I had a split-second to make the decision because their guy made a great pass in behind. “I saw he was getting there first so I just took everything out. I nearly walked and I was just waiting for the red card really. “I don’t know if it was good decision or a bad one or what, but it denied a goalscoring opportunity and we got the clean sheet so we move on.” While McAuley did not have any issue with the official’s performance, he was more critical of what he and his colleagues contributed on the night. It was a performance as bad as any in recent memory from Northern Ireland, devoid of attacking flair and frequently guilty of sloppy distribution. Tellingly, it was the visiting side who were most pleased to reach the end of each half unscathed against a side ranked 122nd in the world. “It didn’t spark,” admitted McAuley. Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley had no qualms about the decision to send him off in Wednesday’s dire goalless draw in Cyprus. McAuley was back after two matches out to bolster a defence missing Jonny Evans and Aaron Hughes, but saw his night end early when he was dismissed for a messy lunge at Dimitris Christofis. It was debatable whether the West Brom centre-back was guilty of denying a scoring opportunity – with the incident taking place close to the touchline 30 yards out – but the 34-year-old made no attempt to blame the referee. “We’ve all got personal standards and I don’t think enough of us reached them on this occasion. “You go away and analyse your own performance and Michael will do that for the group. Next time we get together we’ll speak about what we could have done better and there will be a lot of things on that list. “In the first half we tried to play in the wrong areas. We invited pressure from them and got nervous, making a lot of mistakes on the ball. “We need to learn from that because there are no mugs now in international football and we’ve got some tough games in the group where we can’t invite pressure or allow them to get on the front foot.” The game took place in a near deserted GSP Stadium, with the lure of free entry not enough to attract more than a smattering of local fans. At times the game felt like a glorified training session, but captain Steven Davis will not accept that as a reason for his side’s uninspired showing. “The lack of atmosphere wasn’t ideal but if you go looking for excuses you’re going to find them,” he told Press Association Sport. “The performance in the first half was very flat and it felt like we never got going. “It wasn’t a good performance from us and it’s one we’re disappointed in because we were a yard off the pace, especially in the first half. “You wouldn’t say there were really any positives to take but in the second half we had a bit of spirit about us and we dug in when we went down to 10 men.” The fixture will have dampened some of the enthusiasm that was built by a relatively kind Euro 2016 draw, with Davis adding: “It’s better a performance like that happens now than when the qualifiers start up again. “But there’s a lot of work to do and we need to do better.” last_img read more