Burbank Temporary Aid Center

Burbank Temporary Aid Center Mission Statement BTAC is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster. As a conduit between the generous donors of the community, foundations and government resources, BTAC works to provide clients with help such as food, utility assistance, transportation assistance, emergency shelter (off-site and short-term), medical assistance, referrals to other community resources, and holiday outreach. Vision Statement BTAC strives to help create a community where the poor and working poor are able to access t...
Mar 15, 2013

Shelter helps bridge a gap!

When a family is homeless, it is hard to care for the children and thier needs.  Without shelter, thier world can be turned upside down.  Parents feel as if they are letting down thier children and they can become depressed and despondent, which makes it harder for them to improve thier situation.

Recently,  a family came to Burbank Temporary Aid Center for assistance.  While providing them shelter in a local hotel, our case manager was able to help them apply to a program specially designed for homeless families. 

After three nights of having a clean bed, the ability to appropriately take care of personal hygiene needs, and know they were save, thier spirits had improved.  Then, they recieved word that they had been accepted into the program, which would help them further in thier hopes to achieve permanent housing.

A few nights in a hotel that most of us might not think was great, meant a lot to this family - as it does to many others.

Thank you for making this type of service possible. 

Dec 20, 2012

The cold weather is upon us.

Most people don't think of the Los Angeles area being cold, but when you are on the streets, the drop in temperature can really be dangerous for people without shelter.

Recently, a grandfatherly man arrived at our doorstep.  To look at him, you woudn't think he was homeless, but he was.  A year ago, he had experienced a stroke and eventually lost his home, driving priveleges and didn't know how to help himself.  BTAC was able to offer him emergency shelter in a local motel to protect him against the tempuratures which dropped down to 40 degrees at night, It was only for a few nights, but it gave him time to connect with a transitional shelter for more permanent housing. 

I couldn't help thinking about my own mother who is about the same age.  She also had a stroke and I couldn't her living on the streets.  I was so pleased that we had been able to help this man, not just for a few nights, but to help build a brighter future.

Thank you for your generous support.

Dec 20, 2012

Thanks for helping provide holiday food!

In the past four years, the number of people seeking food assistance from Burbank Temporary Aid Center has quadrupled.  So, when it comes to the holidays, it can put a strain on our resources to keep up with the need.

Thus far in November and December, BTAC has distributed more than 750 turkeys,or hams, along with the "fixin's" for the traditional holiday meals.  By the end of 2012, that number will exceed 1,000.  And those are just families with children.  In mid-November, I was panicked about how we were going to get enough turkeys to give to everyone.  Then I remembered the generous donations through Global Giving.  When I reviewed the donations, I breathed a sigh of relief, knowing we would be able to manage!

While other food pantries have had to cut back the amounts and quality of holiday food they could distribute, BTAC has been able to keep up with the need.  I look forward to a day when the need isn't so great, and my mind can rest a bit more easy.  But until that day, I want you to know how much your gift touches lives of people who are truly in need.

Often you will never know that someone is struggling.  They could work with you, attend the same congregation, or have kids at the same school as yours.  They hide behind a brave face, but inside, they are trying to decide whether to put food on the table or pay the power bill or car insurance.  BTAC  - and you through your gift - helps alleviate some of thier concern. 

Thank you again, for your support.

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