Gretchen Goette Chiari discusses how she learned about Friends Outside nine years ago. This lead to her volunteer work in the Watts’ office and the Lynwood Jail for Women.
Thomas Fleming Rhodes was the epitome of a volunteer. He began volunteering at our Pasadena office so many years ago that we don’t even remember exactly when he began. We think it was sometime in the late 70’s. 9:00 – 12:00 Tuesday morning was Tom’s perennial shift. He was a supervisor’s dream – always on […]
Our New Home! I am very happy to inform you that we vacated the church in which our administrative offices have been located for almost 40 years and have moved into our new, beautiful digs at 261 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 217, Pasadena, 91101. The building is the “Pashgian Building” which is the first building […]
When a person is released from jail/prison, the focus is often again on immediate needs. JUST A FEW OF WHICH ARE LISTED HERE: Where will I live? How will I get a job? (approximately 60% of parolees are illiterate; 17% have learning disabilities) I don’t have any transportation. How can I look for a job? How […]