Real Change Movement

Accessing Homeless Services

Getting the right help

There are a wide array of homeless services available in Pasadena including meals, shelter, clothing, showers, medical care, mental health services, and different types of housing. However, each person experiencing homelessness has a unique set of needs. It is therefore very important that each individual is assessed and matched with the appropriate services. Adults experiencing homelessness in Pasadena can be connected to housing and services through the Coordinated Entry System. To begin the process, visit one of the sites listed below. Services are also available via street outreach.

Union Station Adult Center
412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA; 626-791-6610
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Foothill Unity Center - Pasadena
191 N. Oak Ave., Pasadena, CA; 626-584-7420
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; appointment required

Friends In Deed - Women Only
444 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA; 626-797-2402
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Thursday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Arcadia Mental Health
330 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia, CA; 626-821-5858
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Foothill Unity Center - Monrovia
415 W. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA; 626-358-3486
appointment required

VOA - El Monte Access Center
4501 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA; 626-442-4357
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

VOA - Pomona Homeless Outreach
2040 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA; 626-593-4796
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Homeless with a child

For connection to services and housing assistance based on your child's school district, call 211 and ask for a referral to family solutions center near you.
For more information, visit their website at


The Women's Room is the only organization in the San Gabriel Valley dedicated to serving women who are alone and homeless or at risk of homelessness.
For more information, visit their website at

Meals and showers

To access Union Station services, you must be assessed for housing & services first. This can happen at the Union Station site.

Union Station Homeless Services
412 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Breakfast: 9:00 & 9:30am
Lunch: 12:00 & 12:30pm
Showers: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Dinner is provided at the following Pasadena locations:
Sunday: 4:30pm at Lake Ave. Church Skyroom, 393 N. Lake Ave., 626-817-4505
Monday: 6:00-7:00pm at Pasadena Church, 404 E. Washington Blvd., 626-794-2951
Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm at Pasadena Church, 404 E. Washington Blvd., 626-794-2951
Wednesday: 5:00-7:00pm at Jackie Robinson Ctr, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 626-744-7300
Thursday: 5:00-7:00pm at Villa Parke Community Ctr, 363 E. Villa St., 626-744-6530
Friday: 6:00-7:00pm at Pasadena Church, 404 E. Washington Blvd., 626-794-2951

Frequently asked questions

Who do I contact if I see a homeless person with a medical emergency?
Please call 911.

Who do I contact to report a crime?
Please call the Pasadena Police Department
General Contact Number: 626-744-4501
Non-Emergency Response: 626-744-4241
Emergency Response: 911

Who can I call if there is no emergency, but I am concerned that a homeless person needs help?
Please call the homeless outreach worker at Passageways at 626-403-4888.

Where can shelter for the homeless be found during cold and rainy weather?
The Bad Weather Shelter operated by Friends in Deed
Pasadena Covenant Church
539 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena
Weather actived (40 degrees or below or 40% chance of rain) from the day after Thanksgiving until March 15th.