Coordinated Entry System
The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a county-wide system process for facilitating access to all resources designated for homeless individuals and families, identifying and assessing needs in a transparent and consistent way, and referring clients to the most appropriate service strategy or housing intervention. In doing so, CES ensures the Pasadena Partnership’s limited resources are allocated to achieve the most effective results. Two integrated systems, one for families (CES-F) and one for individuals (CES), have been developed in Pasadena that together function as a community-wide coordinated entry process for everyone who is experiencing homelessness. The system ensures that people experiencing homelessness have equitable, centralized, and timely access to housing resources in a person-centered approach that preserves choice and dignity.