At the main homeless shelter operated by PATH Achieve Glendale, the lack of privacy for overnight clients can be frustrating. The inability to separate loner men from women and children has long hampered the shelter's ability to keep up with demand, and has limited the nonprofit's ability to take in a wider range of homeless clients.
A $2-million city loan approved this week for a new, larger homeless center could soon change that.
Glendale has historically taken a proactive approach to addressing the needs of the area's homeless, due in no small part to the effective working relationship between service providers, city officials and the business community.
With escrow closing on a new joint facility through the nonprofit S. H. Ho Hope and Compassion Center — to be operated by PATH Achieve — the current shelter should soon be a memory. The new center would allow for separate sleeping quarters for men and women and their children, a larger services center and stability.