SGV Connect 68: How Has COVID Changed Homeless Outreach and Metro Prepares to Say Goodbye to an Original Board Member

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In our first interview, Damien reconnects with Teresa Eilers and Shawn Morrissey, both of whom appeared on the podcast last fall. Morrissey works with Union Station Homeless Services, a support and housing provider based in Pasadena, while Eilers is a coordinator for the Everyone In! Campaign in San Gabriel Valley.

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In the interview, the trio discuss how COVID-19 has changed the way advocates reach out to people experiencing homelessness and the special challenges the pandemic presents. Some programs, such as Project Roomkey, have helped. So has a growing understanding of how the regional homeless crisis impacts everyone.

Second, Kris interviews Duarte City Councilmember and Metro Board Director John Fasana. Fasna has served as a Metro Board Member for 27 consecutive years, dating back to the first Metro Board in 1993. The interview provides a retrospective on Fasna’s career and time on the Metro Board. As you can imagine, a lot has changed.

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