Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bus on Navarro Avenue

Posted by John Henry Baliton, PASADENA, CA -- Alex, the young man in this photo, arrives to a home of former gang members located on Navarro Avenue in Pasadena, California. Typically, in this neighborhood, one would not associate a home full of ex-gang members as a positive thing, but to Alex, it has been a saving grace. When Alex's father decided that he could no longer care for him because of his mental health issues, this was where Alex was dropped off. It is a home that specializes in caring for people just like Alex, and was founded and is staffed by former gang members. Alex attends a special school during the day and receives more specialized care at home after school.

John Henry Baliton is a photographer and graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. You can see more of his work at

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