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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.


It is with great sadness that the annual Bad Weather Shelter will not be operating during this winter season in the City of Pasadena due to safety concerns, staffing issues and location issues arising from the operation of this program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cold weather supplies will be distributed by Friends In Deed in partnership with First United Methodist Church every Thursday and on Weather Activated* Nights starting January 6th through March 31st, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 500 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101. Download printable flyers below:

Cold Weather Supplies & Weather-Activated Motels Flyer – English

Cold Weather Supplies & Weather-Activated Motels Flyer – Spanish

Cold Weather Supplies & Weather-Activated Motels Flyer – Mandarin

*Weather Activated: forecast to be 40 degrees and below or 40% chance of rain

The Pasadena Department of Housing is responding by finding alternative ways to address the needs of the community’s unhoused neighbors this winter. Please refer to the Winter Shelter Program information for LAHSA-operated winter shelters this season.


The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles’s colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day this year due to COVID-19.

  • Shelters will follow new “Safer at Home” guidelines to keep everyone healthy and safe indoors. This includes daily temperature checks and staff conducting a COVID19 screening questionnaire.
  • Shelters welcome pets and emotional support animals.
  • Shelters serve 3 meals a day.

To have access to the winter shelter program, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old or older
  • Experiencing homelessness


For any inquiries:

  • Email
  • Please call the Winter Shelter Hotline 1 (800) 548-6047

Accessing a Winter Shelter

Find a Shelter

On page 2 of the downloadable flyer is a list of shelter locations and their addresses. Pick one that is close to you.

Call to Check Availability

All shelters require you to call first before coming. There are a limited amount of beds at each site.

Pack Your Bags

All shelters have a two (2) bag restriction. Anything more will not be allowed into the site.

Find Transport

Transportation is limited – refer to page 2 of the downloadable flyer for sites that offer transportation.

Glassell Park Weather-Activated Winter Shelter - CALL 211 OR (424)-542-1373 TO VERIFY IF THE SHELTER IS OPEN ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT

Start date: 12/28/2021
Sites may activate if one or two of the following conditions are met:
• Two consecutive days where daytime temperature highs are below 50 degrees
• One or more consecutive days of heavy rainfall
• Nighttime lows are below 40 degrees

Address: 3650 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles CA 90065
Location of Shelter/Beds at the Park is in the Gymnasium

Check-In/Drop in Time: 5:00 pm

Check-Out Time: 7:00 am on the day the shelter closes (is open during the day between consecutive nights)

Shelter serves adults of any gender, aged 18+ only, and has a 2 bag maximum for personal belongings

30 Coed Beds Are Available; first come, first serve

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