The Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness convenes monthly webinar sessions on topics related to homelessness and behavioral health, including topics specific to providing these services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The monthly webinars are an extension of the Behavioral Health and Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group (BHHSURG). For more information about the monthly webinars, including suggestions for topics, please contact Homelessness Assistant Justin Limasa at (808) 586-0193 or by e-mail at [email protected].
April Webinar (April 25, 2022) – Topic: Local Strategies to Address Affordable Housing and Homelessness Guests:City & County of Honolulu, Office of Housing (Executive Director Trish La Chica); Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities (Executive Administrator Daintry Bartoldus and Community/Legislative Liaison Che Silvert) Webinar Recording, Presentation Materials, Question and Answer
May Webinar (May 23, 2022) – Topic: Community Integration Services (CIS) and Kumuwai Senior Housing Program Guests:Institute for Human Services (Kali French), City & County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services (Andrea Gaines) Webinar Recording, Presentation Materials, Question and Answer
June Webinar (June 27, 2022) – Topic: Voter Registration and Participation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, and a Discussion of Efforts to Address the Needs of Homeless Seniors. Guests: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Robin Kim, Anthony Chance, Carrie Shklov, and Stella Cabanig); Hawaii Office of Elections (Raymund de Vega and Jaime Kataoka); and City & County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division (Derrick Ariyoshi and Andrea Golden) Webinar Recording, Presentation Materials, Question and Answer
July Webinar (July 25, 2022) – Topic:Housing Policy & Resources – 2022 Update. Guests: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (Dan O’Meara); Office on Homelessness & Housing Solutions (Cheryl Bellisario & Lindsay Apperson); Mediation Center of the Pacific (Tracey Wiltgen) and Neighborhood Place of Puna (Paul Normann) Webinar Recording, Presentation Materials, Question and Answer
August Webinar (August 22, 2022) – Topic: Private Sector Partnerships to Address Homelessness and Poverty. Guests: Aloha United Way (Genevieve Noriega) and Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc. (Monique Ibarra) Webinar Recording, Presentation Materials, Question and Answer
September Webinar (September 26, 2022) –Topic: Older Adults and Housing. Guests: Hawaii Executive Office on Aging (Caroline Cadirao), Catholic Charities Hawaii (Peter Reyes, Dani Gella, and Agnes Thomas), and DHS Adult Protective Services (Sharon Adric) Webinar Recording, Presentation Materials, Question and Answer
The webinars are held on the 4th Monday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. HST.
The MS Teams link for the webinars is posted below: