Office leads homeless count effort in Pasadena; Fuller students volunteer.
Fuller’s Office for Urban Initiatives and its executive director, Joe Colletti (MA ’84), were featured in an article in the Pasadena Star-News, “Pasadena Volunteers Fan Out to Count City's Homeless,” by staff writer Adolfo Flores.
Many Fuller students aided in the effort: “About 50 volunteers participated in the Pasadena count, most of them from Fuller Seminary,” states the article, which is accompanied by a photo gallery showing the process.
The Office for Urban Initiatives has led this counting effort for the past six years. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of its requirements for providing continuum-of-care funding for homeless persons, asks local jurisdictions to conduct a “one night point-in-time” homeless count every other year in January. The City of Pasadena, however—in partnership with Fuller’s Office for Urban Initiatives—conducts a one night point-in-time count every year.
The final report on this year’s count will be released later this month.
Above photo by Walt Mancini; courtesy Star-News