Children & Family

Foothill Unity Center
Address: 415 E. Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Agency Founded: 1980
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Agency Phone: 626-356-3486 x 303
Agency Fax: 626-358-8224
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FUCI aids in the advancement of healthcare and human services to individuals living in 11 San Gabriel Valley cities.

Here to Serve, Inc.
Address: 400 Prospect Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016
Agency Founded: 2011
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Agency Phone: 626-600-2776
Agency Fax: 626-386-5588
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Here to Serve believes that young, working-class families who face the life-threatening health crisis of a child or spouse should not be left to collapse under the strain of a health care system that treats physical wounds, but inflicts fiscal ones. Coordinated support from family, friends and the community is needed to avoid the high rates of illness, death, bankruptcies, and lost productivity at work families with a critically ill child who don’t qualify for government programs. Here to Serve stands in the gap to identify, mobilize and organize a community of support to avoid physical, emotional and financial collapse of the family and caregiver.

Here to Serve provides coordinated physical, financial and emotional support to navigate their home life during the medical crisis of a child. We bring people and organizations together through social media and as family members hand out custom business cards provided by Here to Serve to register friends and loved ones on the family’s custom online care community we develop. This online community provides: an interactive calendar of daily household needs such as meals, child and pet care, house cleaning, shopping, transportation; medical updates; a blog; fundraising, and numerous ways to support the family. Here to Serve’s research coordinator demystifies and provides assisted access to other charities, businesses and organizations.

Address: 815 Colorado Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles CA 90041
Agency Founded: 1913
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Agency Phone: 323-543-2800 ext. 221
Agency Fax: 323-978-1636
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Founded in 1913, Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles and serving more than 14,000 children and families, Hillsides, with its affiliate, Bienvenidos, envisions a world in which children and young adults, families, and communities are able to heal, grow, and thrive.

Kidspace Children’s Museum
Address: 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91103
Agency Founded: 1979
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Agency Phone: 626-449-9144 x5202
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Children’s Museum with hands on experiences for all learning styles

Lake Avenue Community Foundation
Address: 712 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Agency Founded: 2001
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Agency Phone: 626-817-4509
Agency Fax: 626-817-4509
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As a faith-based nonprofit, Lake Avenue Community Foundation is unleashing the God-given potential of children, youth, and families in vulnerable communities, providing the tools necessary to thrive academically, emotionally, economically and spiritually.

Address: 620 N LAKE AVE Pasadena, CA
Agency Founded: 1996
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Agency Phone: 6267937350
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PCDA serves birth through 21 years of age providing a wide range of therapy services, including early intervention, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy (including AAC), child and family counseling, feeding services, social skills groups, Floortime intervention, Teen Club, Young Adults program, Parent classes, music therapy, adapted music and dance classes, summer creative arts camp, adapted choir, Young Athletes Special Olympics, and more! Most services are funded through the regional center. We serve children with autism, intellectual disability, genetic syndromes, and other developmental challenges affecting social skills, behavior, communication, and thinking. PCDA uses a DIR/Floortime approach to intervention which focuses on relationships, including parents, family and peers, and the process of learning through emotionally meaningful interactions. We welcome you to come visit!

The Salvation Army Pasadena Tabernacle Corps
Address: 960 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Agency Founded: 1865
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Agency Phone: (626) 529-0503
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The Salvation Army is a nonprofit 501(c) (3). Our Social Services program provides free food/groceries to low income and homeless individuals and families. Sack lunches, blankets, hygiene kits, clothing vouchers, ID vouchers,  and case management are provided to those who are homeless.  Our food pantry is open Monday – Friday 9:00am to 11:30am and we serve residents of Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, and South Pasadena.

Residents who live in our service area are also eligible to register for our seasonal programs, which include Prom Attire Giveaway, Back to School, Thanksgiving Day Senior Homebound Meals, and Christmas Toy & Food.

In October we host our annual Homeless Connect Day where all service providers are welcome to participate in a one day event to provide direct and on site services to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.