City of Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is at the forefront of the City's homelessness initiative and serves as the designated project lead for coordinating the City’s response to homelessness. The Department coordinates the City’s participation in the annual PIT Count and has created resource and referral information for individuals experiencing homelessness.
On August 7, 2018, Arcadia City Council adopted the Five Year Homelessness Plan. Per this plan, Arcadia will address homelessness through several Strategic Goals, including training first responders, strengthening the Coordinated Entry System, enhancing the Emergency Shelter System, partnering with other cities to expand Rapid Rehousing and expanding the Countywide Outreach System.
2020 Homeless Count
In 2020, Arcadia had a total count of 117 homeless individuals. Of this, 106 were counted in Incorporated Arcadia and 11 in Unincorporated Arcadia. For details and futher information regarding LA County's count, please visit LAHSA's Homeless Count website.
- LAHSA Winter Shelter Hotline: (800) 548-6047
- LA County Family Shelters: 211
- Pamela Park LAHSA Shelter
- 2236 Goodall Ave., Duarte, CA 91010
- (626) 252-9060
Foothill Unity Center
- Brown Lunch Program:
Within the San Gabriel Valley, there are many homeless people without access to appropriate food preparation or storage facilities. Our Monrovia site distributes substantial bag lunches three times a week, providing enough food to last for about two days. These lunches made up of sandwiches, instant soups, snack foods, fresh fruit, drinks, flip-top canned foods, canned meats and sweets, are given to people and families who are homeless or have no place to store or cook food. We also provide toiletry items weekly as available to help with hygiene needs.
Pet Food Pantry
- San Gabriel Valley Family Center
- 4602 Peck Rd., El Monte, CA
- Thursdays 2-4pm
Mari Rodriguez, Homeless Case Manager
**Case management has been suspended in person until further notice, but will be available by telephone for support.
Arcadia has contracted with Union Station to provide case management services for homeless in Arcadia. Please welcome Mari Rodriguez as part of our team to combat and prevent homelessness. As you may recall, Arcadia received Measure H funds to provide the case manager, hotel vouchers and rapid rehousing programs. We are currently working on procuring MOU’s with local hotels for the voucher program. (To receive a voucher, one must be meet the criteria established through the Coordinated Entry System).
The grant is a multijurisdictional grant, so Mari will be splitting her time between Arcadia and South Pasadena. Mari will serve Arcadia on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Her office hours are at the Arcadia Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-1pm, and will spend the rest of the day in the field outreaching and connecting to those experiencing homelessness. Mari will be available to connect individuals to the Coordinated Entry System (CES) and provide resources and services to those individuals experiencing homelessness.
Although Mari Rodriguez will be working in Arcadia on Tuesday and Thursdays, please feel free to directly contact her Monday-Friday, with the exception of City Hall’s closed Friday and if she will respond as soon as possible, during regular office hours.
Her contact information is listed below:
Cell Phone: 626.628.6495
Outreach assistance for an individual experiencing homelessness can be made here: