The Armenian Relief Society Receives Social Services Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation

Published : Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 7:53 PM

Armenian Relief Society of Western USA Social Services Division therapists shown conducting a workshop promoting health and wellbeing earlier this year. Image via Facebook

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA Social Services Division will be offering general social services through its office in Pasadena, after it received grant funding through the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) and the Pasadena Assistance Fund.

Comprehensive social services aimed at assisting the economically disadvantaged senior population in Pasadena include case management, completion of forms, the promotion of health and safety, necessary supportive services, information/referrals, and other services, the Armenian Relief Society announced.

ARS Social Services was one of only two recipients of funding from the Pasadena Assistance Fund, an endowment fund managed by PCF, for fiscal years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 under the public services program category to serve low- and moderate-income Pasadena residents.

On June 14, Talar Aintablian, Director of Operations of ARS Social Services, attended the Pasadena Community Foundation’s 19th Annual Local Heroes Celebration at the Hilton Pasadena, where PCF honored its 2018 grantees, a report in the Armenian community-oriented website Asbarez.com said. Over 240 civic and community leaders, including representatives from over 50 nonprofits, attended the annual celebration of local philanthropy.

The PCF, founded in 1953, is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area. The Foundation helps donors maximize the impact of their charitable contributions toward strengthening the community, preserving cultural resources, and assisting those in need.

The Pasadena Assistance Fund seeks to help Pasadena residents “Build Better Lives” through grants to local human services agencies serving Pasadena.

The ARS Social Services office in Pasadena is located at the Jivalagian Youth Center, at 2242 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena.

For more information, call ARS Social Services in Pasadena at (626) 797-6187, or the ARS Social Services main office at (818) 241-7533. You may also email socialservices@arswestusa.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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