Supervisor Barger Gives $200K to Friends In Deed for Homeless, At-Risk Women Programs

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Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger presented leaders from Friends In Deed a $200,000 check to support their work that provides supportive services to unhoused and at-risk individuals in the greater Pasadena area.

“I am a proud supporter of Friends In Deed,” stated Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “They have the expertise and determination it takes to reach and serve some of the most vulnerable individuals in the community, particularly women. Helping our homeless is no easy task. But the team at Friends In Deed is passionate about their work and it shows. I’m gladly contributing $200,000 to their cause today. Our County can accelerate efforts that lift individuals off our streets through partnerships with effective and committed non-profits. Friends In Deed is a clear example of that.”

Friends In Deed, a non-profit interfaith social services agency founded in Pasadena in 1894, focuses on reducing and preventing homelessness and alleviating the effects of poverty for the community’s most vulnerable citizens.

“Our team has been working harder than ever to provide for those experiencing homelessness in the Pasadena area, as well as working to prevent more people from finding themselves unhoused,” said Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Friends In Deed’s Executive Director. “This generous funding from Supervisor Barger is especially useful now, as we are seeing the need across every program at all-time highs. This support enables us to stay flexible to support those who need our help most.”

Friends In Deed operates five core programs, including Food Pantry, The Women’s Room (a day shelter for homeless and at-risk women), Street Outreach and Housing, Bad Weather Shelter/Supplies, and Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance. Friends In Deed is committed to providing compassion, connection, and dignity for all clients experiencing times in their lives when they need assistance most.