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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Posted on Nov 17, 2020 in Main

  Governor David Ige issued the following proclamation in recognition of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16-20, 2020.   In addition, the State, City & County of Honolulu, County of Hawaii, County of Kauai, County of Maui, Partners in Care, and Bridging the Gap are jointly hosting a Statewide Homelessness Awareness Virtual Conference, Moving Forward Together: ...
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RYSE Haleiwa Project

Posted on Oct 11, 2020 in Main, News, Success Stories

The Haleiwa Project came about because it simply made sense to its partners: Alternative Structures International (ASI)/Kahumana, Residential Youth Services & Empowerment (RYSE), and ALEA Bridge. RYSE became involved because the former occupant of the property (Central Oahu Youth Services Association) and the Haleiwa community wanted the site to continue to serve youth. Meanwhile, ASI/Kahumana ...
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In late June, the Office of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness received an email from a Laie community member about a gentleman named “John” who had been living at a bus stop for several months. John had numerous bodily ailments and had trouble walking, but was friendly and non-threatening. John hailed from Utah and had ...
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About four years ago, “Anna” met a man online who “was very kind” to her. They struck up a long-distance relationship in which they chatted by video several times a day. Anna, who has a young son from her ex-husband, decided to come to Hawaii to visit the boyfriend because she figure that if he ...
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Each day, hundreds of domestic violence survivors and their children receive shelter and housing services from providers statewide1.  While the array of supportive services offered ranges from counseling and safety planning to emergency sheltering and housing, all providers agree: more resources are needed to meet the growing demand.  In March 2020, the City & County ...
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HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Posted on Jun 29, 2020 in Main

Homeless outreach programs connect with unsheltered individuals and families, and provide linkages to critical services – including housing navigation, shelter, assistance with obtaining identification documents and other vital records, assistance with employment and public benefits, and connection to healthcare services. Homeless outreach programs also serve as an access point for the Coordinated Entry System (CES) ...
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This list includes hygiene centers, food distribute sites, food pantries, and hot meal distribution that is available for unsheltered homeless individuals. The information is subject to change, so please call the site directly to confirm hours and requirements.

2020 Point In Time Count

Posted on May 9, 2020 in Main, News

About Point In Time (PIT) Count The Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Honolulu Continuum of Care (CoC), and is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. “Under Section 578.7 of the CoC Program interim rule, ...
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