To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
All of our programs and services are offered free of charge to individuals facing cancer, including their families and friends.
Casa is a 24-hour, professionally supervised substance abuse treatment program for women. Our programs emphasize abstinence from alcohol and/or other mind-altering substances and encourages the physical, mental and spiritual growth in the recovery process, while also addressing co-occurring disorders. Women 18 years of age or older (or emancipated minors) are provided with a safe, clean and sober environment to help them reach the goal of becoming alcohol and drug free.
Convalescent Aid Society (CAS) loans needed medical items to residents of the San Gabriel Valley free of charge. The main list of items we provide includes:
- hospital beds
- bath/tub transfer benches
- toilet seat risers
- knee scooters
- crutches and canes
CAS does not means-test, but asks residents to provide documentation proving residency within our service area. Items may be used for as long as is needed.
Living Beauty provides wellness and support services to women with any type of cancer, at any point in their journey. The organization offers overnight retreats, day retreats, educational seminars and sisterhood building events featuring holistic and wellness modalities that complement traditional medical treatment. In addition, the organization maintains a comprehensive resource page of free resources for women with cancer. All events for Living Beauties are offered free of charge.
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!
Young & Healthy’s MISSION
To provide access to high-quality health care for uninsured and underserved children and families, to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention, education and enhanced health care services.
Young & Healthy is based on the two-fold conviction that every child should have access to quality health care regardless of their family’s income, and that giving a child early and consistent medical attention is an investment in the future of the community. Young & Healthy’s program arranges free medical, dental, and psychological services for low-income, uninsured children in Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. Generous volunteer physicians, dentists, therapists, optometrists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals treat the children Young & Healthy refers to them free of charge in their own offices. They have proven that if enough people volunteer their services, a community can make a substantial difference in the lives of its children.