Posted on Mar 11, 2021 in Main, News

Vaccination Resources

Posted on Feb 5, 2021 in Main, News

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2021 Legislative Priorities

Posted on Feb 4, 2021 in Main, News

 The Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness, in partnership with practicum students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, have developed a series of infographics below to assist in advocating for legislative priorities, and navigating the Hawaii State Legislature during the 2021 legislative session.  Please click on ...
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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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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) ...