Eaton Canyon Foundation is a human service provider within the meaning of 501(c)(3), of the Internal Revenue code, and has been serving the Greater Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area for the past 20 years.
Our mission is to provide supportive services to the underprivileged, uninsured long-term homeless men, women, and children who suffer from mental health and/or substance abuse. We provide resources to all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, etc.
Eaton Canyon Foundation hosts special charity events and fundraisers throughout the year such as our Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Mother’s Day Dinner. These events provide funding for our holiday and on-going programs including, but not limited to: our Thanksgiving Dinner Give-Away, Christmas Toy Give-Away, Mobile Homeless Outreach, and COVID-19 Homeless & Community Crisis Mitigation.
Mobile Homeless Outreach Rescue Program
Eaton Canyon Foundation’s Homeless Mobile Outreach Rescue Program consists of an outreach team roving the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area in the evening hours 7 days a week in search of long-term homeless individuals experiencing substance abuse and/or mental health issues. The purpose of the Homeless Outreach Rescue Program is to seek out the so call ‘forgotten or overlooked’ long-term homeless individuals that have ‘slipped between the cracks’ because of mental health and/or chronic substance abuse issues. Upon locating such individuals, we provide them with a ‘Care Package’ containing food, clothing, blankets and personal hygiene articles. Also, they receive on-site counseling, information with direction and transportation to free local city agencies and non-profit human service providers whereas such individuals may obtain shelter, food, housing, medical and other services necessary to promote a healthy lifestyle and become a productive member of society.
COVID-19 Homeless & Community Crisis Mitigation Program
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eaton Canyon Foundation has activated the COVID-19 Homeless & Community Crisis Mitigation Program with the goal of containing and decreasing the spread of the coronavirus within homeless communities in the Greater Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley area through testing and intervention. Our field team goes to homeless encampments and sets up stations to provide meals, hygiene packages, and clothing/blankets. Concurrently, they conduct a temperature scan of the homeless individuals who approach them. Those who exhibit indicative signs and symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, will be tested using a COVID-19 Rapid Test, which provide results within 10 minutes. If a homeless individual tests positive for COVID-19, our team immediately reaches out to collaborating agencies such as the HOPE Team and Union Station Foundation to transport sick individuals to the appropriate facilities.
Please note that we are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.