Monrovia’s Underserved Get a Little Help from Foothill Unity

Keshia Bowen of Simply Devine donates her time to help those less fortunate. Here, Bowen works with a client who not only received a haircut but donated here ponytail to City of Hope. | Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Always one step ahead of the curve, Foothill Unity Center is now offering mobile showers, as well as other essential grooming services, for some underserved neighbors in our communities.

Foothill Unity has placed a major priority on the health and well-being on those less fortunate, many of whom are homeless, and the new addition of the mobile showers program — with funding through Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and collaborations with local partners — is an ongoing weekly service for the community in need at both the Monrovia and Pasadena.

The mobile showers, which are discreetly placed inside a panel truck, will be hosted once a week at the Monrovia site and once a week at their Pasadena site. There is privacy assured and an assistant on hand if there are special needs.

On Friday, scores of underserved area residents had the opportunity to get a hot meal and a shower at Foothill Unity Center in Monrovia. Clients were also offered the services of Simply Devine for a haircut. | Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Additionally, once a month Foothill Unity will also include other partner services including from Simply Divine, which provides mobile hair cutting, and Creative Works, which helps clients with a hot meal. 

The inaugural program for the mobile showers were offered last Friday with partner Loving Care. The reaction was very positive and will ensure that ­unhoused clients are able to access showers, haircuts and nutritious meals. Charging stations for mobile devices are available too.

For further information, call (626) 358-3486 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Monrovia location is at 790 W. Chestnut Ave. and the Pasadena location is at 191 N. Oak Ave.

March 9, 2021

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tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family sailed to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures, chasing a breaking news story. or playing drums, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars like his beloved 74 MGB...more like an addiction, says his wife of 22 years.

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