Ascencia

Rating: 4.96 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1851 Tyburn Street Glendale CA 91204 USA

Mission: To end homelessness in the greater Glendale area, one person, one family at a time.
Results: Over 70% of families and individuals leaving our emergency housing program move to permanent or transitional housing.
Target demographics: Homeless families with children and homeless adults.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1200
Programs: Year-round emergency housing: 40 beds Transitional Housing for families: 12 apartments in the community Rapid Rehousing for families: 5 units Permanent Supportive Housing for formerly chronically homeless adults in recovery: 9 units Supportive services to 37 households of formerly chronically homeless adults with disabilities. Case management services and referrals to over 1200 homeless men, women and children each year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Ascencia is an amazing organization. First, I will like to talk about the employee's at Ascencia. The worker's here are all amazing individuals who do their best to help out everyone. They are the most sweetest, kindest, caring people I have ever worked with. They listen to their clients, they take care of their clients like they are family. Ascencia helps out individuals who are homeless and they put people back on track. They give shelter, love, food, and all the living essentials to their clients. I love coming to Ascencia to volunteer ,because it's such a great organization to be a part of. These people are there to make a difference and that's exactly what they do. If I give them 100 stars it still would not be enough.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is not one single thing I would change about Ascencia. This place is great and filled with love.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great organization! During the past couple of years I have had the pleasure to become aware of the help that they provide to those in need in the Glendale area. They have grow considerably and now have a new facility to house and care for the homeless. But they also do great service by supporting and preparing people to get back on their feet. Great Job Ascencia!.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with Ascencia for the past three years. During that time I have witnessed the value of this organization to the local community and the wonderful help it is providing to those in need. The organization has thcontinued to grow, from it's initial charter as Path Achieve to its expanded role with new facilities under Ascencia. Acencia is managed by a highy competent and committed group of business and industry professionals. It's successes have been recognized by the City of Glendale and LA's KABC television. I am proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to this organization.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was in the Ascencia program 2005-2007. Back then it was PATH Achieve. Same individuals, same love, devotion and care. I still stay connected and will forever be grateful to all of them. They still care about me today as a matter of fact and it has been 6 years since I haven't needed their help. I love them and they saved my life back in 2005. I had just gone through a 6-month recovery and once that ended I had no place to go and was homeless. Ascencia took me in and not only gave me a place to sleep, food to eat, but offered counseling to make sure I was doing okay. They had someone help me put my resume together as well. I never thought when ending up in a homeless shelter that an agency such as this one could show me so much love, care, and concern. I will always help them if they ever need it and will never forget them. Ascencia is not just a shelter, but much much more. It gives individuals a chance to get their life back.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing. If anything I hope they get more funding. They put every dollar to good use.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ascencia is a unique organization representing a great public and private partnership to tackle homelessness in the greater Glendale area. As a local business in the Glendale area for more than 30 years, we love our community and want to give something back to them. Ascencia provides us the opportunity to fulfill this goal. In my more than seven years of involvement with the Ascencia board, I have seen numerous good hearted board members working extremely hard for the organization, not for their own glory nor benefit, but to do something for the poor and needy who are not as fortunate as they are. The hardworking and capable staffs at Ascencia did an excellent job there. Ascencia is a gift from heaven to help the people in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the board and operation so more people can be helped.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

Ascencia is a wonderful organization to help homeless families get back on their feet. The staff and volunteers are fantastic because they treat each client with respect and dignity. Everything is well organized and the facility is very nice. It is a pleasure to serve our less fortunate brothers and sisters at Ascencia.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot speak highly enough about Ascencia. I have heard many success stories about their clients getting back on their feet. They would not been able to do it with this wonderful organization. My wife and I as well as many members of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale have had opportunity to serve dinner and sit with them while eating, hearing their stories. We truly are blessed to have Ascencia in our community!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a donor and in full disclosure, a member of the staff at Ascencia, I am proud to say that I work with an exceptionally committed group of professionals who give 100% every day for our clients. I've seen case managers work past their shift to make sure the homeless family or adult who walks in off the streets, after having been declined shelter at so many other places, finds a safe shelter bed immediately. I've been touched by the work ethic of residents in our shelter who have worked all day at their jobs and then gratefully returned to the shelter to help clean up after 39 other residents in an effort to keep our shelter maintained. And our Executive Director is not only a passionate leader with integrity and a comprehensive knowledge of the issues around homelessness but she's also a fierce advocate for our clients and staff. Anyone can drop by on any given day and see the Ascencia difference!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

During my time in Ascencia I was impressed on how much detication the staff had and how they make sure you feel at home . They have and Incredible Staff and HeartWarming Welcome . im just so Impressed far exceeds my expectations .

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

During my year of volunteering at Ascencia, I was able to work with an incredible staff who truly care about their clients and who have welcomed me into their family with open arms. Throughout my time there, I've gotten a lot of experience that will help me with my future endeavors of becoming a social worker and I can't wait to go back and help in the near future.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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