The homeless winter shelter in Glendale has avoided a budget shortfall after the Burbank City Council approved $16,410 for a local outreach coordinator.
EIMAGO, a subsidiary of the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, also asked Burbank to help cover the cost of transporting homeless clients to the National Guard Armory in Glendale.
"There are limited services available to the homeless in [Burbank]," said Carrie Gatlin-Siqueiros, vice president of government relations for the Rescue Mission. "The outreach coordinator will help them connect with other services that may be available to them."
According to EIMAGO, the Los Angeles County shelter in Glendale is operating at 120% capacity, an average of 180 beds each night.
Out of the homeless who use the winter shelter, the highest percentage, 19%, consider Los Angeles their home. Glendale, at 15%, and Burbank, at 6%, are the next highest populations.