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Pacific Clinics and Salvation Army Team Up for Homeless Connect Day

Tuesday, an event offered helpful services to the homeless community of Pasadena.

The community of Pasadena is offering homeless residents a variety of services.

This Tuesday, Pacific Clinics’ Passageways teamed up with the Salvation Army to host a one-day event called Homeless Connect Day.  The affair aimed to connect the homeless population of Pasadena with available services.

 These included mental health screenings, flu shots, dental screenings, reading glasses, haircuts and housing referrals. Participating health care providers included Huntington Hospital, Pasadena Public Health Department, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP) and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

One hundred twenty-five volunteers and 50 local service providers, businesses and community members who donated their services participated in the event.

“We’re going to do everything we can for the homeless of this community by responding to their needs,” said Bill Bogaard, Mayor of Pasadena. 

According to the city of Pasadena 2014 Homeless Count, there are 666 Pasadena adults and children who are homeless. More than 250 participants attended the event on Tuesday.   

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