Ascencia's mission is to lift people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time.
Ascencia provides a community where people in need can find services, resources, and safe, affordable housing to rebuild their lives.
The Ascencia Access Center in Glendale hosts a 45-bed emergency shelter, commercial kitchen and dining room, laundry and shower facilities, as well as offices and conference rooms for case management, therapy, or other client meetings.
Therapy meetings offered onsite include trauma therapy, tele-psychiatry, children’s art therapy, and occupational therapy.
Ascencia staff also support eight different housing programs designed to help clients with different needs obtain and remain in safe and affordable housing long term.
Case management staff help customize plans to address short- and long-term goals of individuals including finding housing, applying for identification documents and/or health benefits, receiving parent and prenatal care, family reunification, drug rehabilitation, mental health services, and employment support and financial literacy coursework.