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Serving the communities of Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. We help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using our resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity. Foothill Unity Center, Inc. envisions a community where. . . All have their basic needs met, including the need to give All get the necessary support to become self-sufficient All are treated with love and dignity ... all the time We provide critical support, in the form of food, heath services and crisis referrals to very low-income famlies and individuals in crisis. We work with other agencies to provide long-term shelter, counseling, medical, educational, employment and other assistance.
Foothill Unity Center, Inc., has been serving low-income families and those in crisis for 31 years. Founded in 1980 in a borrowed church closet to provide food to a few hungry families, the Center has become the major source of food, health services, and crisis assistance for over 4,000 low-income families in eleven San Gabriel Valley cities: Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park, and Irwindale. In 2008, it was federally designated the Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area.
The Center acts as a lifeline for very low-income individuals and families who are struggling to survive. Clients are often unemployed, employed at wages too low to provide for their families, on welfare, or facing a temporary crisis. It also serves seniors, homeless, disabled, emancipated foster youth, victims of domestic violence, and students on limited incomes.