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 4, 2014

Thank you for helping Shelter the homeless

Burbank Temporary Aid Center is one of the few organizations in our area providing emergency shelter for families with children. 

Recently, we have seen a rise in the number of homeless families.  Often, they became homeless after a parent lost a job or had hours cut back.   It is heartbreaking to see famlies living in thier cars, while trying to keep up with school, jobs, etc. 

There aren't many shelters that accomodate families, and the ones that do welcome families have waiting lists.  he emergency shelter provided by BTAC is at a local motel.  These aren't Marriotts or Hiltons.  In fact, most of us wouldn't even consider staying in them.  But for a homeless family, they are magnificent.  The emergency shelter can provide a bridge between being homeless and getting into a family-friendly shelter.  An it gives the family a chance to shower, sleep in a comfortable bed and be out of the elements - if only for a few nights until they hear that space has opened up for them.

Your support of this program has been vital to BTAC being able to provide this service. 

Thanks again for your support.

Jun 17, 2013

Homeless Families Appreciate Your Help

Over the past few weeks, BTAC has seen a rise in the number of requests for emergency shelter.  This isn't  for our regular homeless clients, but for mothers with small children. 

Imagine begin a homeless mother, trying to take care of your children.  You are on a waiting list for a family shelter, so you have to live in your car.  But the past months have been some of the most hot and humid the area has experienced.  You've been running your air conditioning so much, that it finally gives out.  The shelter calls, and you have a space in a few days.  But without the air conditioning, your kids are really going to suffer.

This is just one of the many hearwrenching stories we heard from too many mothers during the hottest weeks of the year.  Fortunately, BTAC had funds to provide emergency shelter for these families.  Imagine the relief, beiing out of the blistering heat; being able to shower; having a bed in which to sleep.  Without your support of BTAC's emergency shelter program, it would not have happened. 

Thank you for helping provide these mothers a safe, clean and cool place to stay with thier children.

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. 

 
   

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