Union Station Homeless Services announced today that it has been awarded a generous $35,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will support Union Station Homeless Services’ mission of ending homelessness and rebuilding lives in the Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles.
The 2022 Pasadena Homeless Count revealed Seniors over age 62 comprise 15% of the total unhoused population and three out of four (72%) of seniors surveyed cited financial reasons as a contributing factor to their experience of homelessness.
“Even though the numbers are alarming, we are making a difference with the generous help of organizations like Bank of America. Fewer people reported experiencing homelessness in Pasadena for the first time in 2022—9% down from 19% in 2020. This drop highlights the successes of COVID-related interventions such as Project HomeKey, expanded motel voucher programs and increased financial assistance programs that kept people housed during the pandemic,” stated Anne Miskey, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services.
As part of Bank of America’s long-time support of Union Station, this grant is part of the Bank’s commitment to help address barriers to basic needs, workforce development, and education.
“Union Station Homeless Services does an incredible job helping to provide shelter for the unhoused and programs to help end homelessness. The private sector can play a role to help alleviate homelessness and get people back on stable economic footing,” said Raul Anaya, President, Bank of America Los Angeles.
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