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Support and Help Offered Homeless People in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Homeless people in Yakima took advantage of some assistance Thursday at the Convention Center.

After filling out a quick survey, people could grab a bite to eat, get a haircut and even pick up some warm clothes. The survey will help gauge how many people are homeless in Yakima, and better yet which services are needed most. Many homeless people just wish for understanding.

Aubriel Hopp has been on the other side of the fence, and said, "A lot of people are very judgmental over homeless people, thinking that they're really bad people. But you know what? We're humans too."

Hopp has an apartment lined up and has been able to get her life on track. She says it's all because of community support like todays.

Several hundred walked through the convention center doors Thursday.