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Since 1995, the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness has served as the lead agency for the Pasadena Continuum of Care. The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a planning process implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1994. As one of the largest sources of federal funding for programs that address the needs of people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, HUD recognized the need for a more coordinated, collaborative, and community-driven approach to allocating resources to communities. The Continuum of Care process is the process by which communities identify local needs, develop strategies, and submit a single application to HUD for funding for programs designed to meet the needs in the community.

The Pasadena Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives from the community. In its role as the lead agency for the CoC, the Pasadena Partnership promotes integrated, community-wide strategies and plans to prevent and end homelessness; provides coordination among the numerous local organizations and initiatives that serve the homeless population, and manage the CoC’s single, comprehensive grant application to HUD for McKinney-Vento funding which includes Continuum of Care funds and State Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.

Our Mission

The Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness is dedicated to planning and developing evidence-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Pasadena, CA.


The Homeless Count sets in motion a year full of education, engagement & action for the Pasadena Partnership. Each year, volunteers help count people experiencing homelessness living on the streets of Pasadena during one night in the last ten days of January.  Due to the surge in COVID cases, the 2022 Pasadena Homeless Count has been rescheduled to February 22nd and February 23rd.

Volunteers will be sent in teams of 3-4 to an assigned zone on the night of February 22nd (8:00-10:00 p.m.) and the morning of February 23 (6:00-8:00 a.m.) to help count and administer a survey to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. The same teams go out together in the evening and the morning. Volunteers should be 18+ and are asked to attend a virtual orientation to prepare for the count.


Volunteers will go out the evening of February 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) and the morning of February 23 (6:00-8:00 a.m.). Volunteers must attend one virtual orientation session.


Volunteer Registration Deadline


Youth Count Volunteer Orientation
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

FEB 15

General Volunteer Orientation
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FEB 16

General Volunteer Orientation
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FEB 22-23

Homeless Count
Evening Shift: 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Morning Shift: 6:00-8:00 a.m.


Each team (of 2-3 persons) will be assigned a zone to cover. Professional outreach teams will cover areas not located within the 17 zones. Maps of each of the zones are available below.

Count Begins In

This year’s count is organized and implemented by the City of Pasadena Department of Housing in collaboration with the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness.

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