The Gooden Center (Formerly The Bishop Gooden Home)
191 N. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Gooden Center provides four levels of extended care: BASIC Residential, Day Plus, IOP (Intensive Outpatient) Plus and Aftercare. This is The Gooden Center, a residential alcohol and drug recovery program. If you can't visit us right away, take the virtual tour.

The Gooden Center utilizes a contemporary holistic approach to alcohol and drug treatment. The traditions date back to the Center's founding in 1962 by five members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Episcopal Bishop Robert Gooden. Over 5,000 residents have enjoyed the traditions of TGC for over four decades. Residents of all faiths, or those with none, find an inclusive and supportive environment. Each person is encouraged to develop his personal spirituality.

What makes the program fresh and current is the structure of its extended care treatment program. The Gooden Center has responded to an increasing diverse client population who have needs that reach beyond chemical dependency education and counseling to include family relationships, medications, and reentry into work or academic pursuits. Therefore, our program now embraces 4 different levels or phases of treatment. When taken in sequence they form an extended care treatment program. The Gooden Center extended care program incorporates daily work or school with outside 12 step meetings, in-house counseling, education and peer support. Many have used TGC as continuing care for primary or hospital treatment. Those who are prone to relapse find the structure, professional counseling and strong alumni support very helpful. Their testimonials give witness to the strength that comes from residing for several weeks or even months with others who want the same thing: lasting sobriety!

Please feel free to Email Us at any time. You can request a free videotape or DVD about Bishop Gooden Home and have it mailed to you by clicking Here.

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UNA Pasadena / Foothills Chapter
75 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 217
Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 449-1795 Office

The United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter will also
host a Celebration of World Environment Day: GOING GREEN!

It will be 4-7 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the Western Justice
Center, 55 S. Grand Avenue, Pasadena

The event will honor Mayor Bill Bogaard and The City of Pasadena's
Green City Action Plan based on the United Nations Green Cities Declaration
and Urban Environmental Accords

United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter to honor Mayor and Green City Action Plan

Pasadena, CA-The United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter will host “A Celebration of World Environment Day: GOING GREEN,” in order to bring focus and awareness to Pasadena’s Mayor Bill Bogaard’s decision to follow the United Nations Urban Environmental Accords and make Pasadena a Green city. The event will honor the Mayor and the City’s commitment to the UN’s Millennium Development Goal Seven: Environmental Sustainability.
“The plan is significant because it lays a foundation and a framework for the City of Pasadena to move forward on its environmental stewardship,” Pasadena Green Team Coordinator Alice Sterling said. “City plans like Pasadena’s ensure future generations won’t suffer with a diminished environment preventing them from living fulfilled lives.”
The Celebration will take place from 4-7 p.m., June 3rd, at the Western Justice Center, 55 S. Grand Ave. in Pasadena. Its program features a speech by renowned Humanitarian Aide Consultant Andrea K. Capachietti and a special performance of the song “Earth Day” by West African Composer and Musician Tumi Ebow Ansa.
Two area youth will receive Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA! Awards) during the program. The awards recognize area youth 5-16 making outstanding contributions to environmental sustainability.
Dominique Dickey, 8, who founded Miss D’s Handmade Soap, an all-natural soap line and Montano Rain, 13, who founded Help The Earth, a non-profit specializing in Environment Youth Empowerment will receive YEA! honors.
“The UNA’s Going Green event spotlights the incredible significance the City of Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan has for this country,” said Sherry Simpson Dean, UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter Executive Director. “By going Green, we support a thriving interdependent world. The day also celebrates many others who continue to work tirelessly to preserve our environment.”
Throughout the day, the Chapter will showcase organic foods and drinks, such as Casa Barranca Wines from Ojai Valley. The Casa Barranca Estate runs entirely as a solar-powered and certified organic vineyard, originally built by Greene & Greene in 1908.
"We have chosen to take our historic Greene & Greene Estate and Casa Barranca Winery Green out of respect for our earth. Since the home is such an appeal to so many, having it be a demonstration of what we can all do will hopefully inspire others to do the same," Owner and Vintner Moses said of his National Historic Landmark Estate and Winery.
Modern Earth, a Pasadena-based sustainable real estate and finance company also sponsors this event.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and vital work of the United Nations among the American people. Its educational and humanitarian campaigns, along with its policy and advocacy programs, allow people to make a global impact at the local level.

To learn more, visit online at

United Nations Association (UNA) Pasadena/Foothills Chapter...
A Better World Starts Here

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a national organization dedicated to strengthening the U.N. system and to enhancing U.S. participation in that system. UNA-USA carries out its action agenda through a unique combination of public outreach, policy analysis, and international dialog. UNA-USA provides information and educational services on the work of the United Nations and on other global issues for students, scholars, Congress, business leaders, and media. Each year it coordinates the observance of U.N. Day (October 24) commemorating the establishment of the United Nations in 1945.
The United Nations Association (UNA) Pasadena/Foothills Chapter is dedicated to fostering these goals on a local level. With a membership that covers most of the San Gabriel Valley, Burbank, Glendale, and Northeast Los Angeles, UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter is one of the largest UNA-USA chapters in the nation. Our members belong to a unique organization whose informational, educational and cultural programs are designed to reach all ages. The chapter was formed in 1947 and continues to celebrate its service to the greater Pasadena area.

Bienvenidos Children's Center
Since 1986 Bienvenidos Children's Center, Inc., has welcomed children and families to its network of services. Here, children find a safe environment, parents find compassionate and comprehensive support, and families find new strength.
205 E. Palm Street
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-7222.

Tournament of Roses Foundation
A non-profit corporation, to receive contributions from members, friends and supporters. The Foundation makes annual grants to activities which enhance the traditions of the Tournament of Roses and to worthwhile programs which contribute to the civic, cultural and educational advancement of the Pasadena area.
391 South Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91184
(626) 449-4100

Pasadena Meals on Wheels
A non-profit community service staffed by volunteers dedicated to helping the disabled, aged, or ill by supplying them with delicious wholesome meals at a nominal cost. Their service assures friendly interest and most importantly helps clients to remain self-sufficient in their own home.

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Is an independent nonprofit community music school providing a comprehensive curriculum of music study.
100 N. Hill Ave.
626, 683-3355

Pasadena Art Alliance
Kathy Gillespie, Public Relations
464 East Walnut Street, Suite 226,
Pasadena, CA 91101

The purpose of the Pasadena Art Alliance is to foster appreciation for
contemporary visual arts in Southern California by supporting artists,
exhibitions, educational programs and art-oriented, non-profit
The grants program for 2007 has awarded 23 grants totaling $225,000.00.

The Pasadena Art Alliance Treasure Sale is Back

The “Tiffany” of garage sales is back ! The Pasadena Art Alliance is reprising a 50 year tradition and on March 31st doors will open on another “Treasure Sale”. Imagine skimming the cream of the crop from everyone’s attic – silver, chandeliers, jewelry, furniture, vintage clothing, vacation treasures - and displaying it in 18 “rooms” assembled and decorated by PAA members in the former Homestead Furniture store at 680 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena. March 31- April 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chairwomen Joan Aarestad and Annaly Bennett are proud of the quality and variety of the items for sale which have been collected over the last 12 months. And, being an arts organization there is plenty of art on the walls.

The Pasadena Art Alliance is in its 52nd year pursuing its mission to raise money for grants to support artists, exhibitions, programs and arts education. This year, 23 grantees were awarded $225,000, bringing the total of the groups grants giveaway to more than $3,000,000.

March 31- April 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Huntington Medical Research Institutes
HMRI is an independent, nonprofit, public-benefit organization dedicated to improving health and prolonging life by enhancing knowledge of life processes and disease, and by developing technology to diagnose and treat diseases.
99 N El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA

Pasadena Beautiful Foundation
The purpose of the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation is to protect and enhance Pasadena's urban forest and streetscape by encouraging beautification and sustainable landscapes, both public and private.
140 South Lake Avenue
Suite 268
Pasadena CA 91101

Light-Bringer Project
The Light Bringer Project is a non-profit Pasadena-based cultural arts organization since 1990. It was founded by local residents who became interested in the role of the arts, architecture and design have played in the growth and development of their community.
64 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Scripps Home
The Scripps Home is a nonprofit life-care community serving elders of the San Gabriel Valley. Its mission is to provide its residents with a lifetime home, health care and financial security.
2212 N. El Molino Ave
Altadena, CA 91001

The Wellness Community
The mission of The Wellness Community is to help people with cancer and their loved ones enhance health and well being by providing a professional program of support, education and hope, completely free of charge.
200 E Del Mar Blvd # 118
Pasadena, Ca 91005
(626) 796-1083