Holiday Adopt A Family Program

Ascencia's Adopt-A-Family Program 2021

MAKE THE HOLIDAYS BRIGHTER FOR A FAMILY IN NEED!

Sign up to bring some holiday cheer to our clients this season. Below is a list of our amazing clients who need gifts this holiday season. Last names of clients are kept anonymous, but you can see how many individuals (adults and children) are in each household as well as a short story about them. 

Go Shopping: Once you sign up, you will get an immidiate confirmation email and second email within one business day. The second email will include a wish list (items will range from $20-$50) for each household and instructions so you can get started with your shopping right away! 

Please read the attached flyer for more information about our Adopt-A-Family Program.

For questions, please contact Genesis Pineda at [email protected]

Date: 12/17/2021 (Fri.)

Created by:   Ascencia CA
 
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Family #1 - 1 Adult

After a divorce and legal issues, Marcus was unable to get his footing back. West Hollywood outreach connected with him shortly after. Marcus has been housed in October of 2021 and is feeling better. Please help us keep him in good spirits this year!

 
Elaine Hacker
Blessings and Hope for the New Year

Family #2 - 1 Adult

Andres was unhoused for about 8 months before our outreach team connected him with Ascencia. in June 2021 he obtained a housing voucher and was housed! Please help us continue the cheer this year! Thank you!

 
Ana Mendoza-Rodriguez

Family #3 - 1 Adult

After suffering some health issues, Roderick became unhoused and unable to pay the bills. After Ascencia helped him obtain a job, he became housed in October of 2021. Please help bring him some holiday cheer! Thank you!

 
Summer Foster
Girl Scout Troop 01541 wishes you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Roderick!

Family #4 - 1 Adult

As a result of losing his job, Ruben became unhoused and forced to live on the West Hollywood streets. Our outreach team connected him with Ascencia and was able to get him housed in October of 2021. Help us bring him some Holiday cheer this year! Thanks!

 
Tammy Schnaible
Peace and blessings from the Schnaible family

Family #5 - 1 Adult

Airie was homeless for 6 months before receiving services from Ascencia. After taking advantage of our services and programs she was housed in July of 2021. Join us in providing her some holiday cheer this year! Thank you!

 
Joanna Hovland
Hovland Family

Family #6 - 1 Adult

Kenneth was unhoused for 8 months following a divorce. Outreach connected him with Ascencia and got him housed in July of 2021. Bring him some holiday cheer this year! Thank you!

 

Family #7 - 1 Adult

After living on the street for the last 8 months, Erick was connected with Ascencia. He credits our financial literacy program for getting him back on his feet. He's been housed since October of 2021. Join us in giving the gift of cheer this season!

 
Tammy Schnaible
Peace and blessings from the Schnaible family

Family #8 - 1 Adult

Michael A became homeless for 7 months after losing his job. After receiving employment services from Ascencia, he was housed in August of 2021. Join us in adding to his holiday cheer! Thank you!

 

Family # 9 - 1 Adult

Corey was homeless for 5 months after experiencing some mental health issues. "The Ascencia case managers made me feel like there was hope" says Corey, who was housed in August of 2021. Please support him this holiday season!

 
Lola Knox

Family #10 - 1 Adult

After living in his car for 10 months, Nicholas was connected with Ascencia to get the services he needed. He expressed his gratitude to his case managers after being housed in December of 2020. Please support him this holiday season! Thank you!

 
Donna Newburn

Family #11 -1 Adult

Ashley was living in her car for the last 6 months after our outreach team connected with her. Through a housing voucher we provided her, she was able to get housed in October of 2021. Please join us in spreading the holiday cheer this year! Thank you!

 
Lola Knox

Family #12 - 1 Adult

Philip was homless for 6 months before connecting with Ascneica. Through our resources and services, Phillip was able to get housed in June of 2021. Please help us support him by providing some cheer this season! Thank you!

 
Barbara and Tom Perrier

Family #13 - 1 Adult

Michael D was living on the streets of West Hollywood in 2020 before Ascencia found him. A little over a year later he is now living in permanent housing and still receiving support from Ascencia. Please help us bring him some cheer by supporting him!

 
Wendy Johnson

Family #14 - 1 Adult

After experiencing bouts of homelessness throughout his adult life Alex bumped into the Ascencia outreach team in West Hollywood. Since then he's been housed and in his words, "having the best time of my life". Please help us continue that sentiment!

 
Donna Newburn

Family #15 - 1 Adult

After losing his mother in 2016 Jason was rendered homeless. After meeting the outreach team in West Hollywood Jason recieved in-shelter services, and moved into permanent housing in January 2020/ Join us in spreading's holiday cheer this year by helping!

 
Pamela Spiszman Spiszman
I am ready to share love and hopefully create a little joy for Jason this holiday season.

Family #16 - 1 Adult

Greg found secure housing through the services and programs provided by Ascencia! Please help support Greg this holiday season! Thank you so much!

 

Family #17 - 1 Adult

Francisco C has been receiving resources from Ascencia for a few months now after living on the streets of West Hollywood. Please gift him the gift of support this holiday season!

 
Jessica Henderson

Family #18 - 1 Adult

Through Ascencia's services, Stephanie was able to get housed and get her life back on track! Share the holiday spirit with her this season! Thank you so much!

 
Nancy Kachline

Family #19 - 1 Adult

Gilbert is a nice fellow, who is organized and has a cute dog. Gilbert has been recieveing life changing resources from Ascencia since last year. Thank you for sharing the holiday spirit with Gilbert!

 
Ruby Galanto

Family #20 - 1 Adult

Edward is a tall man who is very charismatic and enjoys dressing sharply. He's been a client of Ascencia's since 2019. Thank you for brightening up Edward's holiday season!

 
Catherine Rocha

Family #21 - 1 Adult

Kim is a nice lady who lives in a triplex and loves to be active. Ascencia has been by her side, aiding her in her journey to permanent housing since 2017. Thank you for providing Kim with some holiday cheer!

 
Catherine Rocha

Family #22 - 1 Adult

La Veda is a fighter and has overcome so many hardships. Please join us in giving her a gift this holiday season by supporting her! Thank you so much!

 
Catherine Rocha

Family #23 - 1 Adult, 1 Child

The Ramirez Family has been resilient and strong during this COVID pandemic, which left them unhoused. Please support them this holiday season by providing them a gift! Thank you!

 
Donna Sole

Family #24 - 1 Adult

Queen is a resilient woman with a drive to keep her head up! Please keep her spirits up by supporting her this year! Thank you!

 
Jennifer Bunt
Bunt Family

Family #25 - 1 Adult, 4 Children

The Novoa Family is filled with automotive loving little boys! Please support their love for all things cars by providing some gifts this holiday season!

 
Tanya Shannon

Family #26 - 1 Adult

Stephan is a movie aficionado! He's been resilient during trying times and finds comfort in movies. Please support him this holiday season by proving a gift! Thank you so much!

 
Wayne and Joy Smith

Family #27 - 1 Adult, 2 Children

Huertas Family has overcome an incredible amount of hardships. Help this mother and two young children by supporting them this holiday season! Thank you so much!

 
Donna Sole

Family #28 - 1 Adult, 1 Child

Aghael-Daramroodi Family have faced tough times but they are tougher. Help this sports and philosophy loving family by supporting them this year! Thank you so much!

 
Teri Ghaemmaghami

Family #29 - 1 Adult

Alisha is a dog momma and incredibly loving! Help her and her pup get some holiday goodies by supporting them this season! Thank you so much!

 
Daniel Valdez

Family #30 - 2 Adults, 1 Child

Gharakhaian Family have been graceful in the face of hard times and adversity. Please help keep their spirits lifted by supporting them this holiday season! Thank you!

 
MARINA

Family #31 - 1 Adult

Eliva battled substance abuse and became homeless. With the help of Ascencia, she has enrolled in drug and alcohol programs and is now sober. Since being housed, Elvia has secured an internship and is working towards a full-time position. Thank you!

 
Kay English
I would like to adopt Eliva, Family #31

Family #32 - 1 Adult, 4 Children

The Robles Family is filled with creative and artistic children! Please help them support their imagination this holiday season! Thank you!

 
Debbie Hinckley
PEO Chapter DJ will fill this wishlist

Family #33 - 1 Adult, 1 Child

COVID has hit the Capps family extremely hard this past year. Please help us send them some love and cheer this season by supporting them! Thank you!

 
Christine Holmquist
Blessings to this family

Family #34 - 1 Adult, 2 Children

The Bruce Family has been facing difficult times and has found comfort in Ascencia's case management and support. Please help them feel the holiday love by supporting them this year! Thank you!

 
Mia Lee

Family #35 -1 Adult

Since moving into permanent supportive housing in 2019, Barbara has been working hard to remain housed. She enjoys her home and has spent much of her time inside during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for supporting Barbara this holiday season!

 
Kay English

Family #36 - 1 Adult

When Loveleigh became ill and could no longer work, she lost her housing as well. As she recovers from her illness, she works hard every day with Ascencia to remain housed and stay positive. Thank you for supporting Loveleigh this holiday season!

 
Raymond Del Rosario

Family #37 - 1 Adult, 8 Children

Johnson Family

 
Donna Sole

Family # 38 - 2 Adults

When the family member they lived with passed away, the Brooks family was left homeless. Please help us provide for them this holiday season why signing up! Thank you for your help!

 
Christine Cao
Anthem West Team - C. Cao

Family #39 - 1 Adult, 1 Child

Melrose and her daughter have just recently entered our shelter after being unhoused for some time. Help us bring them comfort this holiday season by providing them with some gifts. Thank you for all your help!

 
Jennifer Bunt
Bunt Family

Family #40 - 3 Adults, 1 Child

The Woods family is an eclectic family with a wide range of interests. They fell on hard times back in 2015 and have been receiving support from Ascencia since then. Help us feed their love of learning new things by supporting them this holiday season!

 
MEINARD POWERS

Family #41 - 1 Adult, 3 Children

The Murray family experienced homelessness for about 7 years before finding guidance at Ascenica. They've been housed for 6 years because of their resilient spirit. Please help us bring joy to them this holiday season!

 
Jackie Collins

Family #42 - 1 Adult

Fidela is a longtime client of Ascencia. She's taken it upon herself to be the neighborhood watch woman and ensures everyone is safe on the block. Please help us give back to her, as she's given so much to our community. Thank you for helping out!

 
Diana Romero

Family #43 - 1 Adult

Jabarhe suffered some health issues in 2019 and fell on even tougher times due to the COVID pandemic. Thankfully he is recovering and feeling good. Please help us cheer him up with some holiday spirit! Thank you for your support!

 
Di Cruz

Family #44 - 1 Adult, 2 Children

The Tripling family recently found solace and comfort in Ascencia after being displaced. They are a family that enjoys being outdoors and going on adventures. Please join us in providing more warmth and comfort this holiday season!

 
Teri Ghaemmaghami

Family #45 - 2 Adults

The Boswell family has been able to success and grow through the continued support of Ascencia. both members have aspirations of starting a business and studying tech! Help us reach their goals!

 

Family #46 - 1 Adult

Francisco M was connected with Ascencia and became housed shortly after. Please help us keep his spirit up by providing some holiday cheer this year! Thank you!

 
Roxana Young

Family #47 - 1 Adult

Paul M was connected with Ascencia through the West Hollywood outreach team. Paul has been receiving services ever since and has expressed gratitude for his case managers. Join us in providing him some cheer this year! Thank you!

 
Wayne and Joy Smith

Family #48 - 1 Adult

Lionel came to Ascencia after being in an abuse relationship. He's been in our shelter for the last 3 months and is looking to get housed in Glendale shortly. Help us bring his spirits up this holiday season! Thank you!

 
Wayne and Joy Smith

Family #49 - 1 Adult

Ganzalo grew up in a dysfunctional environment with substance abuse and drug use. He's now seeking resources and is living in our shelter. Help us bring him some holiday cheer this year! Thank you!

 
Wayne and Joy Smith

Family #50 -1 Adult

Clemont is a shelter client who was displaced after falling on hard times due to the COVID pandemic. He's an eccentric man who loves a suit. Please help us bring him some cheer this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #51 - 2 Adults

The Ramirez family are shelter clients who have found comfort in being a tight knit family. They are taking full advantage of all the services Ascencia has to offer them. Please join us in helping them this holiday season! Thank you!

 
Barbara and Tom Perrier

Family #52 - 1 Adult

Deann is a Housing Now client who loves music. She set up a studio in her apartment to create her own music. Help us bring her more creative freedom by supporting her this holiday season. Thank you!

 
Barbara and Tom Perrier

Family #53 - 3 Adults

The McDonnell family have been Ascenica clients for a few years now. The mother and her children are very close and would do anything for each other. Help us help them this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #54 - 1 Adult, 1 Child

The Flint family are shelter residents who are always open to helping anyone out. The 4 year old is her mothers light of her life in all ways. Please assist us in giving them some holiday cheer! Thank you!

 
Summer Foster
Girl Scout Troop 01541 wishes you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Flint Family!

Family #55 - 3 Adults

Left home when his wife passed away, the Thorns family was living on the streets in a mini van. They received therapy while in our shelter and have now been permanently housed. Please help support them this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #56 - 2 Adults

The Benjamin family was left with unstable housing after the mother was incarcerated. After coming to Ascencia and finding resources, they've now been able to be housed once again. Please help us make their house feel like a home this holiday season!

 

Family #57 - 2 Adults, 3 Children

The Cueva family became homeless after suffering the loss of their father. After connecting with Ascenica they were able to get back on their feet and housed. Please help us support them this holiday season. Thank you!

 
Diana Reynolds
The Reynolds Family

Family #58 - 1 Adult, 2 Children

"Staff really helped me believe in myself", Ms.Scott says looking back on trying to find housing with his two children. They are now housed! Please help us support them this holiday season. Thank you!

 
Denise Marin

Family #59 - 2 Adults

After their parents passed away, the Washington family was forced to live under a bridge for 4 months. Through Ascencia, they've been able to save up and become housed. Please help bring them some holiday cheer! Thank you!

 

Family #60 - 3 Adults

Finding themselves living on the streets after a series of hard times, the Alarcon family was able to get housed through Ascencia. Please support them this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #61 - 2 Adults

The Williams family was living on the streets of LA in their car before coming to Ascencia. They were able to find jobs and become permanently housed. Provide them with some holiday cheer this year! Thank you!.

 

Family #62 - 1 Adult

Murphy had to drop of out school which led to him becoming homeless. He was able to find a stable job and become housed through Ascencia! Bring a smile to his face this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #63 - 1 Adult, 3 Children

The Lolla family came into Ascencia's shelter with a baby, they were eventually able to move into permamnet housing after receiving services from us! Help them fee the holiday love this year! Thank you!

 
Joanne Battle

Family # 64 - 1 Adult

Casey feels "truly blessed" after being displaced in 2019 and then connecting with Ascencia. She recently got housed and is able to get her life back on track. Help us bring a smile to her face this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #65 - 1 Adult

Ellen had been sleeping in a park for 2 years before connecting with Ascencia. After seeking the help she needed she became housed this year. Help us support her this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #66 - 1 Adult

Leticia is a shelter client with a big heart. She is receiving the necessary services provided by Ascencia to help her save up for a home. Help us bring her joy this holiday season! Thank you!

 
Di Cruz

Family #67 - 1 Adult

Scott became homeless after falling on hard times. He recieved services and resources from Ascencia and was able to become housed. Help us give him some joy this holiday season!

 

Family #68 - 1 Adult

Lamond found hope after he received services from Ascencia. Through his case manager he was able ti get housed and has gained his stability back. Please support him this holiday season. Thank you!

 

Family #69 - 1 Adult

Sean faced hard times when the pandemic began, he found himself homeless and in need of assistance. After connecting with Ascencia he was able to afford housing! Thank you for helping him out this holiday season! .

 

Family #70 - 1 Adult

Cassina was left unhoused due to the pandemic and was able to be housed through services provided by Ascencia. Help us support her this holiday season! Thank you!

 
Monique Taylor

Family #71 - 1 Adult

After being displaced due to unforeseen circumstances, Giovanni connected with Ascencia to get her life back on track. Please support her this holiday season! Thank you!

 

Family #72 - 1 Adult

Richard was left homeless due to a multitude of different hardships. He is now housed and feeling grateful. Please help us support him this holiday season!

 

Family #73 - 1 Adult

Curtis connected with Ascencia when he was at his lowest. Through our case management and resources, Curtis is now housed! Please help us bring him some holiday cheer this year! Thank you!

 

Family #74 - 1 Adult

William has an affinity for movie making! He was left homeless after the start of the pandemic. Now with the help of our case managers he was housed this year! Please help us bring him some holiday cheer! Thank you!

 
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