Friends In Deed has been a fixture of the Pasadena community for more than 120 years – nearly as long as the Rose Parade has been celebrated! Through the support of neighbors, churches and businesses, Friends In Deed turns resources into lives changed and a community strengthened.
At Friends In Deed we are dedicated not to simply alleviating the effects of homelessness, but to transforming lives and providing avenues for clients to move forward with dignity.
Our innovative programs provide support to our neighbors in the most difficult and vulnerable times in their lives, allowing them space and security to change their circumstances and move forward.
Whether we are providing extra food to a family who has just suffered a job loss so that they can continue to pay rent, inviting a woman experiencing homelessness into our day shelter to wash her clothing and take a shower before a job interview or helping a family maintain their housing after a disaster, our services allow individuals and families change their lives with dignity.
Our staff and volunteers are committed to doing together what we cannot do alone. Our staff is compassionate, resourceful and dedicated to helping our clients wherever they are at when they arrive at our site. Friends In Deed is able to support the community in a myriad of important, life-changing ways.
Our presence in Pasadena affects the way you do business, experience your commute and love your city and neighbors. Recognized by city officials such as Pasadena Housing Director William Huang as an essential piece of the fabric of the Pasadena community, Friends In Deed is working valiantly to create a safer, healthier, more beautiful, city for everyone.
Join us in “doing together what we cannot do alone” at Friends In Deed. All of our programs are designed to meet our clients where they are at and provide them with the resources and compassionate facilitation to transform their own lives. It is important that the people that utilize our services feel like they are part of the Friends In Deed family. Some of the people that receive food from the Food Pantry are currently volunteers. With some of our other programs, like The Women’s Room and The Bad Weather Shelter, many of our past clients have returned to volunteer in one capacity or another. Our doors are open to anyone in need and we hope that everyone who walks through them, feels welcomed and important.
We run three of our innovative, trans-formative support programs from our Friends In Deed House (444 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena on the SE corner of Washington & Los Robles) year round. These are The Food Pantry, The Women’s Room, and Homeless Prevention. The Bad Weather Shelter has, historically, been run, at Pasadena Covenant Church (539 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena), from Thanksgiving until beginning of March. Our Street Outreach program, based out of our Lake Ave office (1015 N. Lake Ave., #200), ventures out into the Pasadena streets to meet and build partnerships with our homeless community.