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CRISIS CARDS – YOU ARE NOT ALONE

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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The Office of the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness frequently receives messages from individuals who are concerned about family members or friends who may have become homeless while living in Hawaii. Our office is usually contacted as a last resort, after months – sometimes years – of unsuccessful attempts to reach their loved ones. When we ...
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Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige currently serves as the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness and is the point person for all homeless issues in the state.  Scott works closely with Governor David Ige and his cabinet to provide for broad policy direction and coordination for the many stakeholders in Hawai’i addressing the issue of homelessness.  ...
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BLNR Homeless Updates

Posted on Oct 24, 2020 in News

The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) received an update on homeless efforts by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) at its recent meeting on October 23, 2020. DLNR highlighted the department’s efforts to provide over-70 acres of land for new homeless programs – such as Hale Hanakahi, Kealaula, Kahauiki, Kukuiola, Kahauiki ...
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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 ...
Read More New Beginnings at Hale Maluhia – An Ohana Zones Project

Hale Kipa’s Step-Up Housing Program on O‘ahu assists former foster youth in obtaining a safe and affordable place to call home. Under the City & County of Honolulu’s Family Unification Program (Section 8), Step-Up Housing provides Housing Choice vouchers to youth aging out of foster care. Participants receive a voucher, funded by the U.S. Department ...
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