Pasadena for All is a grassroots org striving to provide supportive aid to and political advocacy for the unhoused of the San Gabriel Valley.
We believe that housing is a human right and that no person is to blame for their being unhoused, but rather it is a fault of society that we do not provide basic needs to all.
We are against the criminalization of the unhoused and the impoverished. This means that we are against a system that penalizes and incarcerates people who are taking actions (camping, sleeping in cars, squatting, etc.) that are a result of being unhoused, whether that is due to financial challenges, mental health challenges or some combination of multiple factors.
Solidarity not charity. While assistance may generally flow one way in our outreaches, our work is done in the spirit of achieving an equitable society where people are empowered to help others freely and effectively.