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Foothill Unity Center Celebrates New Digs in Monrovia

The mission of the organization is to, “Help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity.” - Courtesy photo

The mission of the organization is to, “Help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity.” – Courtesy photo

Foothill Unity Center is a Community Action Agency and the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources serving clients in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. The Center operates two facilities in Monrovia and one in Pasadena. The mission of the organization is to, “Help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity.”

Over the last five years, the number of people served by the Foothill Unity Center has more than tripled, making a facilities expansion critical. After years of planning, studying and evaluating, the Center recently purchased a property at 790 West Chestnut in Monrovia. “The move is a further demonstration of the commitment to support the growing needs of the community with better and broader services,” said Betty McWilliams, Executive Director.

At over 28,000 square feet, the property fits Foothill Unity Center perfectly. With the help of the community, the board, staff, donors and a special committee, they were able to pay the initial escrow payment.

“Today, we are half-way to owning a building of our own. We will continue to raise funds and ensure that in the future, rental payments can instead go directly to services for our clients,” said McWilliams.

In honor of the close of escrow, Foothill Unity Center will be hosting a campaign announcement event to celebrate with the community. The event details are as follows:

Where: 790 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia

When: August 17, 2017 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The $6 million building campaign is the first capital campaign in the organizations thirty-seven year history.  This is a free event to tour the new facilities and learn more about the organization and this milestone in its history.

 

July 26, 2017

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