Stephan Saengpradap is an outreach case manager with PATH Achieve Glendale, a local nonprofit that provides housing and support services to the homeless. PATH Achieve serves about 1,400 people each year. As a member of the outreach team, Saengpradap goes out on the streets to engage with local members of the homeless population.
MELANIE HICKEN: Sometimes people may think there aren't homeless people in Glendale. Is that true?
STEPHAN SAENGPRADAP: I think a lot of folks tend to focus on their own lives. They don't get to see exactly what the whole picture is. What there is in Glendale is a chronic homeless population. And I'm just speaking of people who stay on the streets at night in Glendale. You also have the transitory population — that get on the bus and come to Glendale for the day; they're day-trippers. And they come here to panhandle. They come here to socialize.