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Hard Times: Kevin Ferguson visits Homeless Connect Day

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Pasadena's Homeless Connect Day helps connect homeless and at-risk residents with much needed services, including medical care. Kevin Ferguson/KPCC

On a wet Tuesday morning this past October, Off-Ramp's Kevin Ferguson went to Pasadena's annual Homeless Connect Day. He heard stories from several homeless people and service providers

Organizations like the Salvation Army, Union Station, Pacific Clinics and local government from all around the area joined forces to connect local homeless and low income residents to free and low cost services. They could get eye exams, haircuts, housing, and a free lunch.

From top to bottom, the interviews are:

Pat Riley, director of Social Services with the Pasadena Salvation Army.
Maggie Crawford, head of the Pet Therapy program at Huntington Hospital
Joyce Miles, director of the Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena
Tanya and Michelle Biggs, two sisters currently looking for housing.

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