Pasadena Homeless-women's center opens
[Pasadena Star News: September 14, 2007]
The idea for the project was sparked three years ago by the Women's Issues Committee of All Saints Church in Pasadena, which is part of the Ecumenical Council.
"We were looking at issues facing homeless women in Pasadena," said Jackie Knowles, who facilitated the project. "At that time, there were 1,200 homeless on the street and about one-third were women."
Over the next several years, the committee talked with local homeless women and observed the challenges they faced, working closely with officials from the Downtown Women's Center. They also held a series of dialogues called "Woman Talk" with women who frequented the Pasadena Bad Weather Shelter, another homeless facility operated by the Ecumenical Council.
Their goal was to identify any areas where homeless women were being underserved.
Well done, Women's Council!